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Thread: Scottish Biometrics Commissioner - Why isn't this in the news?

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    Default Scottish Biometrics Commissioner - Why isn't this in the news?

    On 19 June 2024, a symposium will highlight the Scottish approach to biometric policy and practice. https://www.biometricscommissioner.s...4-magazine.pdf Rather than let people vote on key privacy issues, we are just being told, "Don't worry, we are doing everything ethically." There's no mention of AI or how it will be used to power these databases. There's no mention of how everything will be integrated and that these databases can be accessed not only by governments, but by financial institutions, big tech, utility companies, the NHS, even your local shops. We already know that AI will strive to merge all data to create your digital ID. I really don't care if the people setting up the Scottish biometric policy and practice are claiming they are "lawful, effective and ethical." Is that really true? Consider for a moment that the Scottish Biometrics Commissioner is a member of the global Biometrics Institute which is striving to set policy globally. They are engaging with and sharing the "policy making" table with other members that include Amazon, Mastercard, VISA, Facebook (Meta) and even NATO. These organizations probably do not have Scotland's best interests in mind. Why isn't this topic in the news?
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    No problem with any of my data being shared with NATO as I'm not Russian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodfellers View Post
    No problem with any of my data being shared with NATO as I'm not Russian
    You are probably already in the database, most of us are. There's a company based in New York that crawled the internet and downloaded photos of everyone they could find - social media, websites, absolutely everything. They then created the world's largest database used for facial recognition, and added to it all images from government bodies, driver's licenses, immigration, travel authorities, that sort of thing. This company then gave the entire database to Ukraine and it is used to identify everyone. The company is called Clearview https://www.clearview.ai and Scotland has been swept up in it as well because privacy laws have not caught up with technology. The trouble is that Clearview has been compromised during the Ukraine war and it is believed Russia has gained access. So, a system designed to "protect" has had the opposite effect. I suppose I find all of this interesting because it involves all of us and none of us are fully informed about what's happening. We have big tech and non-elected people making decisions that will indeed impact Scotland -- including Caithness -- which is why I am discussing it. Anyway. This forum seemed pretty quiet, I thought I'd throw in some interesting topics -- or at least some topics that are on my mind lately. I mean, you can only talk so much about the weather or the Royals, right?

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    Don't want to be accused of "mis information" so here is my source: https://www.biometricsinstitute.org/...st-of-members/

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    Default UPDATE: Clearview AI Lawsuit

    https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/13/b...ettlement.html “If mass surveillance is harmful, the remedy should be stopping them from doing that, not paying pennies to the people who are harmed."

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    These facial recognition camera systems don't always get it right, one man was asked to give fingerprints and held for 20 minutes. He says he was let go only after handing over a copy of his passport, according to a recent article from the BBC website titled "'I was misidentified as shoplifter by facial recognition tech'": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-69055945

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