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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Indian Railways proposes facial recognition to identify criminals Related reading: Breaking down the political support behind proposed US privacy laws

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A proposal by Indian Railways would implement facial recognition at train stations to identify criminals, TechRadar reports. The facial-recognition technology would be used to identify individuals through Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems databases. It would also recognize suspicious behavior, like people who appear visibly nervous or travel long distance without luggage. The Internet Freedom Foundation said the proposal is illegal as India has no privacy protection law in place. “Such a legislative framework is necessary as per the Supreme Court’s right to privacy judgment,” IFF Executive Director Apar Gupta said.
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