Poll: Are You Creeped Out By Facial Recognition? | Threatpost

Several news incidents this week regarding facial recognition and biometrics have sparked discussions in the security space over privacy concerns and issues around consent.

First, a JetBlue passenger made headlines in a now-viral Twitter exchange with the airline, about the facial-recognition cameras used at its gates during the boarding process. The EU last week also approved a massive biometrics database that combines data from law enforcement, border patrol and more to identify both EU and non-EU citizens.

Biometrics certain has advantages – including more efficient and faster identification –  but the spike in real-world facial-recognition applications are causing privacy experts to call out security issues around data, consent and more (read Threatpost’s feature on this, here).

What are your thoughts on facial recognition? Let us know your thoughts in our Threatpost survey, below.

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