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Open letter calling for a global ban on biometric recognition technologies that enable mass and discriminatory surveillance

, Index number: DOC 10/4254/2021

Amnesty International and partners including Access Now, Internet Freedom Foundation, EDRi, Human Rights Watch, and Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, have joined forces in an open letter that calls for an outright ban on uses of facial recognition and remote biometric recognition technologies that enable mass surveillance and discriminatory targeted surveillance. These tools have the capacity to identify, follow, single out, and track people everywhere they go, undermining our human rights and civil liberties.

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