After the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office launched an investigation into the use of facial-recognition technology at King’s Cross and the exposure of 1 million U.K. citizens’ biometric information, professionals have raised concerns over the potential misuse of the data, Bloomberg reports. ABI Research Director Michela Menting said biometric data could be used to create “deepfakes.” “The key ingredient in truly credible deepfakes is having a lot of data on the subject, and notably video of a person in any number of different facial expressions,” Menting said. “One can imagine that leaks of facial recognition information can help to build better databases.” Meanwhile, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has called on state lawmakers to enact a biometric law similar to the one in Illinois. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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