Don’t smile for the camera – stop automated facial recognition!
Facial recognition, the most common form of biometric surveillance, is being trialed and deployed at an alarming rate throughout Europe. It is present in schools, stadiums, airports, and even in casinos. And it’s a serious threat to our civil rights. That's why AlgorithmWatch is part of the campaign Reclaim Your Face, calling on the EU Commission to ban such practices. Please help us create awareness about the dangers of biometric surveillance by ordering one of our “Don’t smile for the camera” tote bags for free.
What makes this technology so dangerous, is that it can track and trace us without us knowing about it. And biometric surveillance in public spaces could mean being surveilled at the entrances to churches or mosques, when going into health centers such as abortion clinics, or lawyer’s offices – not to mention joining protests or worker’s strikes. It is our fundamental right not to be identified at these places and to practice our freedoms of speech, religion and assembly. Creating awareness on the dangers of automated facial recognition (and the cameras that are all around us) is more important than ever.
Join the cause, spread the word and get a free tote that demands: “Don’t smile for the camera - Stop automated facial recognition”!
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