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French authorities' use of facial-recognition technology opposed by digital minister

By Matthew Newman
  • 02 Nov 2020 11:13
  • 02 Nov 2020 11:38
The use of automated facial recognition on public transport wouldn’t have prevented the recent terrorist attacks in France, the country's digital minister Cédric O has said, calling for a wider debate on how the technology should be deployed.
Several French politicians have called for the use of cameras and facial-recognition

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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