The French government plans to launch Europe's first nationwide facial-recognition program in November, Bloomberg reports. The Alicem app created by France's interior ministry aims to provide secure digital identities for all citizens. The government said the facial-recognition data collected to establish the system will be deleted following the enrollment process. The program has already drawn privacy scrutiny as France's data protection authority, the CNIL, says it breaches consent laws, while a privacy group has filed a lawsuit against the government. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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