Preserving Data Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition

Preserving Data Privacy in the Age of Facial Recognition

Public anonymity is dead. While that phrase, “public anonymity” may sound like an oxymoron, let me explain. You can’t walk along a street, visit a store, or attend an event without the possibility of someone knowing you’re there. A government entity, a store owner, or a tech giant knows you and can track everywhere else you’ve been, only by your physical appearance. In 2018, facial recognition technology spent much time in the news. Amazon licensed its Rekognition product to law enforcement with the presence of gender and racial bias in some of the current technology. ‘China’s used facial recognition to shame jaywalkers publicly. It’s clear, society faces moral and philosophical questions. Such as, who owns and should have access to …