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The Use And Prevention of Face Recognition

1. Many occasions choose to use face recognition

Japanese company develops face recognition system: Withdrawal and shopping instantly complete authentication and payment

Four companies including Japan’s Resona Holdings and Panasonic recently announced that they will jointly develop a system that uses face recognition technology to provide the above-mentioned services. Once the system is in place, as long as a face photo is registered in advance, it is possible to make deposits and withdrawals at bank windows, shop at retail stores and enter and exit Macrosafe‘s turnstile gate empty-handed.

According to reports, the system can also be used for identity confirmation when checking in hotels and renting a car, and is expected to improve convenience in a wide range of fields.

In addition to Sona and Panasonic, which has facial recognition technology, the four companies also include Dai Nippon Printing, which has advantages in using digital technology to confirm identities, and JCB, which provides settlement services.

This technology will be used in the management of room access in Resona this year. Next year, some stores of Resona Bank will try to see if it is possible to use face recognition for deposits and withdrawals, remittances, Procedures for purchasing investment trusts, etc. In the future, it will also be considered to expand to local banks and other companies that are difficult to develop technology on their own.

JCB will expand its service through the credit card store network. The system under consideration is that customers who have registered their facial photos in advance can confirm their identity and complete payment instantly when they come to the store.

Registration of facial photos is premised on the customer’s consent, but from the perspective of privacy protection, how to ensure security may be the key to popularizing related services.

Regarding this service, the user’s facial photo data will be stored on a server that cannot be accessed externally, and will be managed by Resona. The person in charge of Panasonic said: “The development of artificial intelligence has greatly improved the accuracy of face recognition, and illegal access is difficult.”

2. Facial recognition is easily exploited by criminals

Recently, the U.S. Government Audit Office (GAO) released an investigation report on the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) by U.S. federal agencies, pointing out that 18 of the 24 agencies under investigation are using FRT systems for their own purposes. Different, but there are as many as 16 organizations that use digital access and network security, which is the most popular application.

Some FRTs have a single function, but most have multiple purposes. The survey revealed that 16 organisations use facial recognition technology for digital access and cybersecurity tasks, such as identification when trying to unlock an official mobile phone or laptop, or when visiting a government website.

There are also 6 agencies that use facial recognition systems to conduct criminal investigations, sometimes to identify suspects, sometimes to identify victims, and they may use commercial facial recognition systems, such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Justice (DOJ) , the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) used Clearview AI.

5 agencies use FRT systems to ensure physical security, including monitoring whether a specific person has entered a place, or controlling the entrance to a place or building, for example, one agency uses FRT to monitor whether certain warnings appear in real-time video The people on the list, and at the time of discovery, are notifying guards, including the Departments of Commerce, Defense, Energy, Justice and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. State Department also use the FRT system to identify travelers entering the United States illegally; four agencies use FRT to maintain national and national defense security, such as detecting terrorists.

In addition, a total of 10 institutions have used the FRT system to conduct research. For example, many institutions have used the ability of FRT to detect the proportion of people wearing masks during the epidemic, or to detect image processing; there are 3 institutions. Use FRT to identify visitors with temporary passes, such as the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, and NASA.

It is worth mentioning that some agencies have more than one FRT system. For example, the Department of Defense and the Department of Justice each have seven FRT systems, and the Department of Homeland Security has four FRT systems, and they often communicate with each other. In addition, 10 agencies intend to expand the application of FRT systems by 2023, such as expanding deployment at airports.

James Morkel

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