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Facial recognition system of Tamil Nadu police stirs privacy row -Divya Chandrababu

-Hindustan Times According to their website, 126 facial recognition systems have been installed across various states. The facial recognition system which chief minister M K Stalin launched last year for police to identify criminals has stirred a controversy after a Chennai motorist tweeted about being checked at night, sparking concerns over collecting personal data and the right to privacy. On December 8, a Twitter user, Siddharth, tweeted to the Chennai police and traffic...

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Muslims more likely to be targeted by Delhi Police if Facial Recognition Technology is used -Jai Vipra Any technological intervention that intensifies policing will aggravate the historical systemic bias, particularly against Muslims living in over-policed areas like Old Delhi or Nizamuddin. The use of new technology, including Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) by police in India brings with it questions of efficiency, surveillance, and discrimination. Existing research focuses on the legal dimensions of FRT with an emphasis on privacy. In this paper, we provide an empirical basis to understand...

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AI tech is increasingly being used by police worldwide. Here’s why India needs to regulate it -Gaurav Jain & Raghav Chopra Technologies are known to increase bias, resulting in inaccurate judgements for minorities. In 2012, in United States’ Santa Cruz, a company called Predpol Inc devised a software that promised to predict future criminal activities by analysing past criminal records and identifying patterns. This simple idea of “predictively policing” an unsuspecting population aimed to change the face of law and order in the US. Police departments in major US cities began to use...

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Government okays Rs 2,919cr Nirbhaya fund for creating 'safe cities'

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Centre on Thursday approved projects worth Rs 2,919 crore under the Nirbhaya Fund for creating “safe cities” with special focus on women safety in public spaces and quick response systems to create deterrence against crime. Eight cities where these initiatives will take shape include Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow. Between 2013 and 2017, the corpus of Nirbhaya Fund has grown to...

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It's the technology, stupid -Sunil Abraham

-The Hindu Business Line Eleven reasons why the Aadhaar is not just non-smart but also insecure Aadhaar is insecure because it is based on biometrics. Biometrics is surveillance technology, a necessity for any State. However, surveillance is much like salt in cooking: essential in tiny quantities, but counterproductive even if slightly in excess. Biometrics should be used for targeted surveillance, but this technology should not be used in e-governance for the following...

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