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Facial recognition technology: fundamental rights considerations in the context of law enforcement

This focus paper explores fundamental rights implications that should be taken into account when developing, deploying, using and regulating facial recognition technologies.

It draws on recent analyses and data (Section 3 and Section 4) and evidence from interviews conducted with experts and representatives of national authorities who are testing facial recognition technologies (Section 5). The last sections (Section 6 and Section 7) provide a brief legal analysis summarising applicable European Union (EU) and Council of Europe law.