Facial Recognition Systems in India

64

FRT Systems Installed

58

RTIs Filed

₹ 1,248.82 Cr

Total Financial Outlay

* Estimates based on available information

Why are we talking about Facial Recognition?

Facial recognition technology (FRT) uses algorithms to extract data points from your face to create a digital signature of your face. This signature is then compared with an existing database to find possible matches. However, 100% accuracy in finding matches has not been achieved and thus this technology comes with the harms of misidentification (false positive) and failure to identify (false negative). In addition to inaccuracy, this technology also poses huge threats to the fundamental rights to privacy and freedom of speech and expression. Still use of this technology has been increasing gradually as multiple government facial recognition projects are developed and deployed across the country as can be seen in the tracker above.