Guidelines on Facial Recognition

These Guidelines cover uses of facial recognition technologies, including live facial recognition technologies. The uses of this technology are many and varied, some of which may seriously infringe the rights of data subjects. Legislation authorising vast surveillance of individuals can be found contrary to the right to respect for private life.

These guidelines provide a set of reference measures that governments, facial recognition developers, manufacturers, service providers and entities using facial recognition technologies should follow and apply to ensure that they do not adversely affect the human dignity, human rights and fundamental freedoms of any person, including the right to protection of personal data.