New Amnesty International report condemns Israel’s use of facial recognition technology
Amnesty International has released a report highlighting the use of facial recognition technology by Israel to monitor Palestinians in the West Bank. The report states that this technology is a clear violation of human rights and calls for its immediate halt. Israeli authorities claim that it’s necessary for security reasons, but critics argue that it violates privacy and targets peaceful activists.
Amnesty International has released a new report stating that Israel’s use of facial recognition technology to monitor the movement of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank is a clear violation of human rights. The report claims that the Israeli military has installed a vast network of surveillance cameras and biometric systems throughout the occupied territory, which are used to track Palestinians as they go about their daily lives.
The data collected by these cameras and biometric systems are analysed by Israeli security forces, who use it to identify and track individuals they deem security threats. Amnesty International has called on the Israeli government to immediately halt the use of these technologies and ensure that the privacy and rights of Palestinians are protected.
The report cites several examples of how this technology has been used to target peaceful activists and dissenters, highlighting the potential for abuse and human rights violations. It also criticises the lack of transparency and oversight surrounding the use of facial recognition technology by Israeli authorities.
The Israeli government has defended the use of facial recognition technology, stating that it is necessary for maintaining security in the region. However, human rights organisations argue that using such technology is a clear violation of privacy and human rights, and that it should be banned. The report by Amnesty International adds to growing concerns about the use of surveillance technologies by governments worldwide and the potential for abuse and violations of human rights.