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Auror facial-recognition software didn't need privacy assessment, Australian police chief says

By James Panichi
  • 25 May 2023 09:59
  • 25 May 2023 09:59
Australia’s federal police have again come under pressure for their use of facial-recognition software, with the force’s top brass today conceding that they hadn’t carried out a privacy-impact assessment before using technology provided by New Zealand company Auror.
In a tense exchange in the Australian Senate in Canberra today, the

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James Panichi

Senior Editor, Asia Pacific

James, an Australian journalist with over 25 years’ experience in print and electronic media, helps to oversee MLex’s coverage of regulatory risk in Asia, with special attention to Australia and New Zealand. In 2016, James was appointed as MLex’s managing editor for continental Europe, overseeing the Brussels bureau’s coverage of EU regulatory affairs and managing a team of 16 journalists in Brussels and Geneva. Previously James worked for the European Voice newspaper, before joining the European operation of US political website Politico as an investigative reporter specializing in governance, transparency and lobbying.

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