The German authorities have begun testing facial recognition in public places, which, according to the interior Minister of Germany, should guarantee security for citizens in public places.
The software will compare the faces of passers-by with saved photos voluntary participants in the project, explains on Tuesday, August 1, edition of DW.
To participate in semi-annual project, launched on Tuesday, August 1, signed up 250 volunteers. Two their pictures and names saved in the system. Three surveillance cameras installed at the entrance, the exit and the escalator to the Berlin train station Suedkreuz will be to shoot passers-by, and a special computer program to compare the faces in the record stored in the database photos.
According to the Minister of the interior Thomas de maizière, the new technique is designed, in particular, to identify wanted criminals that should deter offenders, to assist in the investigation of crime and increase the citizens sense of security.
During the second test phase the system will identify suspicious objects, for example, unattended bags and report them.
It is noted that the experts on data protection are regarded technique for face recognition as a violation of the fundamental right to informational self-determination.