The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) published their view on biometrics in its response to a consultation by the European Commission. Their announcement starts with:
Biometric recognition for tracking, surveillance and detecting emotions should have no place in Europe’s human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI), says the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) in its response to the European Commission’s White Paper on AI, adopted by the EESC plenary on 16 July.
The EESC-response is an interesting publication. Hopefully they are not too late.
- Article: Artificial Intelligence: EU law should set safe boundaries for high-risk applications, says EESC.
- Response, available in several languages.
- The White Paper on AI (English)
- Article on facial recognition in the Eurostar train: Eurostar bestrijdt identiteitsfraude met gezichtsherkenning.