The installment of facial-recognition technology in two Indian airports is stirring privacy concerns, Reuters reports. The software being placed in a Bengaluru airport identifies passengers by their face, which eliminates the need for paper boarding passes, passports and other forms of identification. Hyderabad's airport is also testing facial recognition.“Entities that deploy facial recognition essentially have carte blanche to do whatever they want with your most intimate data,” Article 19 Lawyer and Advisor Vidushi Marda said. “It is basically surveillance architecture. Facial recognition has no redeeming qualities from a privacy and autonomy lens — it is also famously inaccurate and completely unreliable.”
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