Question 19 of 124 in In the News 2021
Started Apr 09, 2021 06:00PM UTC   •   Closing Jan 01, 2022 08:01AM UTC

Private Superforecasting Workshop asks:

Will the EU establish a moratorium or ban on the use of facial recognition systems (FRS) in public spaces by public authorities, in premises meant for education and healthcare, and/or by law enforcement in semi-public spaces before 1 January 2022?

In January 2021, the European Parliament invited the European Commission to "consider a moratorium on the use of FRS in public spaces by public authorities," among other things (European Parliament, see #56, ZD Net). Whether a moratorium or ban is established through legislation and/or regulation is immaterial, as are when it would take effect and how long it would last. A moratorium or ban with specific exemptions would count.

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Yes 11%

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