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Head of International Keith Oliver and Legal researcher Amalia Neenan discuss how facial recognition technology is capitalising on the Covid-19 crisis in Euronews

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many states have turned to facial recognition technology as a way to combat the spread of the virus by tracking quarantine evaders or gauging elevated temperatures of potentially infected individuals in crowds. However, without proper regulation, we have started to witness the often undetected spread of this technology, much like a virus taking over a host body. This begs the question as to what will happen when we emerge into the post-coronavirus world? Will these often invasive technological powers be de-escalated when the threat has passed? Or will they be held in place under the pretence of public protection? Read more