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The private sector and local authorities can only use the face verification power with the permission of the person being checked

Press it to allow government agencies, banks and telephone companies in Australia to use face recognition

  • The government has renewed the offer to allow certain bodies to use facial recognition
  • Banks and telephone companies should use the technology according to plan
  • Foreign Minister says it will help protect Australians against identity fraud
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The Morrison government has reinvigorated its attempt to enable government agencies, banks and telephone companies to use facial recognition technology to identify Australians.

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Government minister David Coleman says it will help protect Australians against identity fraud, which is estimated to harm a quarter of the community.

& # 39; The face recognition services made possible by the bill will help Australians get easier and safer access to services online, & he said while he introduced the bill again to the lower house on Wednesday.

The private sector and local authorities can only use the face verification power with the permission of the person being checked

The private sector and local authorities can only use the face verification power with the permission of the person being checked

& # 39; The bill will also help to reduce the impact of identity crime on the community and help Australians to prove their identity more securely and easily. & # 39;

The private sector and local authorities can only use the face verification power with the permission of the person being checked.

Driver's license, passport and visa images are stored by the Ministry of the Interior.

The department would not perform face alignment, but instead act as a central router for external services.

The scheme also makes it a criminal offense for Interior workers to abuse power, and provides annual reporting to parliament on how power is being used.

A legal investigation would also take place in five years.

The Morrison government has reinvigorated its attempt to enable government agencies, banks and telephone companies to use facial recognition technology to identify Australians
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The Morrison government has reinvigorated its attempt to enable government agencies, banks and telephone companies to use facial recognition technology to identify Australians

The Morrison government has reinvigorated its attempt to enable government agencies, banks and telephone companies to use facial recognition technology to identify Australians

The proposed laws for identity meeting services were agreed at a meeting of all Australian state and territory leaders with the then Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in October 2017.

The government first introduced the legislation in February last year, but it expired during the elections.

Mr Coleman also introduced laws that give the Minister of Foreign Affairs the power to pass on the automation of sharing passport data to the Commonwealth and State and territorial authorities for national security.

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