Australia to offer facial recognition data access for telecoms and banks

Australia to offer facial recognition data access for telecoms and banks

The federal government is considering allowing private companies to use its national facial recognition database for a fee, documents released under Freedom of Information laws reveal.
The redacted documents show that the Attorney General’s Department is in discussions with major telecommunications companies about pilot programs for private sector use of the Facial Verification Service by 2018. The documents also indicate strong interest from financial institutions in using the database.

The approach would be similar to the existing Document Verification Service, where companies pay a fee every time they want to verify info from documents like your driver’s license or passport.

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