Tech Tent: Do a military have your biometric digits?

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Campaign organisation Big Brother Watch claims that many people who have been poorly identified by military facial approval systems still finish adult in military databases, notwithstanding their innocence.

On a Tech Tent podcast this week, we hear about flourishing concerns that governments and law coercion agencies are collecting biometric information during a responsibility of privacy.

Det Supt Bernie Galopin, from a Metropolitan Police, says any misidentification tends to be fast recognized and dealt with by military officers during a scene.

“It’s record that’s aiding a military here, not a military aiding technology,” he said.

“We have not had a singular censure from a member of a open [about misidentification].”

But what happens with a information after a event?

Politician Norman Lamb, who chairs a British government’s scholarship and record name committee, says people can request to have their picture private from military records. It seems not many seem to do so.

“There is poignant doubt as to either people are done wakeful of that right,” he says.

“The series of those who request appears to be really low… and a poignant apportionment of those who do request are sensitive that their focus has been rejected.”

One emanate is that stream legislation usually covers DNA and fingerprints.

But biometrics commissioner Prof Paul Wiles says we should not design any quick changes to a law.

“Everybody knows that this nation during a impulse is totally focused on withdrawal a European Union and until that is finished… we don’t consider a supervision seems to have most ardour for anything really much,” he explains.

Also on a podcast this week:

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  • we hear from an operative who has been on a highway to driverless cars from a really beginning
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