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Legal Issues Regarding Facial Recognition Focused on Discussions Abroad

  • Legal Theory & Practice Review
  • Abbr : LTPR
  • 2022, 10(4), pp.499-526
  • Publisher : The Korea Society for Legal Theory and Practice Inc.
  • Research Area : Social Science > Law
  • Received : October 10, 2022
  • Accepted : November 21, 2022
  • Published : November 30, 2022

Lee Keon Su 1

1백석대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Recently, face recognition technology has been introduced in all kinds of life situations. Face authentication is a type of biometric authentication that confirms identity based on the location and size of the eyes, nose, and mouth. The personal image stored in the database and the subject's face image taken with the camera are collated and authenticated. It has the characteristic of being able to quickly perform identity verification without contact. In China, for example, digitization is progressing rapidly and facial recognition technology is also being used to counter the novel coronavirus. In places where large numbers of people gather, surveillance cameras and temperature sensors detect people with high body temperatures, and facial recognition systems identify people. Results will be communicated to local authorities and steps are being taken to conduct COVID-19 testing on specific individuals. In addition, in Japan, facial recognition is being used in various situations, such as airports, commercial facilities, amusement parks, large-scale events, retail store settlements, and immigration systems in offices, utilizing the fact that individuals can be identified smoothly. On the other hand, because it is smooth, our faces are sometimes used for crime prevention and marketing purposes, such as surveillance cameras on street corners, even if we are not conscious of it. Facial recognition technology is poised to make the world a better place, but extensive training in ethical implementation is needed to ensure that businesses can safely adopt this AI biometric technology for the comfort of everyone and everywhere. The possibilities of facial recognition are beyond imagination. For example, you can automate office access control to keep your employees safe. Retailers can provide a stronger customer experience in their stores. It can simplify access control for many restricted areas during manufacturing. Banks and Fintech companies are introducing much stronger authentication and cutting-edge security controls. These are just the tip of the iceberg. Facial recognition is the future of AI biometric technology. The industry must provide consumers with the right information, expose many widespread fakes about technology, and explain the potential benefits of positive value. We also need to properly regulate innovation so that it can embrace many benefits without hindrance. In this study on the prospect of face recognition, the application and implementation of face recognition technology in various industries and public fields were introduced and legal issues were reviewed.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.