Automated Facial Recognition System and citizens' privacy

July 22, 2019 09:59 pm | Updated August 20, 2019 07:38 am IST

The Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS) would not violate privacy of citizens and is only being developed to help the law enforcement agencies to identify criminals, missing children and unidentified bodies in a scientific and speedy manner, a senior government official said.

The AFRS, being implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), is a component of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems (CCTNS), a national database of crimes and criminals. The official said that the data will only be accessible to law enforcement agencies.

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