Submission: The dangers of unregulated biometrics use

The Human Rights Law Centre told a Parliamentary Committee that the federal government’s proposed new powers to undertake facial recognition identification and surveillance are dangerously overbroad, and could dramatically alter the freedom of ordinary people going about their daily lives. New laws proposed by the Department of Home Affairs would authorise the creation of a “dragnet database”, compiling images of innocent Australians – including children – from their drivers’ licences, identification cards and passport photos.

Read Part 1 of our submission: The dangerous of unregulated biometrics use (Part 1) (May 2018)

Read Part 2 of our submission: The dangers of unregulated biometrics use (Part 2) (September 2019)