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NZ First's Tracey Martin on Facial Recognition use by Internal Affairs; September 30, 2020

NZ First's Tracey Martin on Facial Recognition use by Internal Affairs; September 30, 2020

NZ First's Tracey Martin on Facial Recognition use by Internal Affairs; September 30, 2020 NZ First's Tracey Martin on Facial Recognition use by Internal Affairs; September 30, 2020, 9.46 MB
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In her weekly chat with NZ First Minister Tracey Martin, Bronwyn asked about the Department of Internal Affairs using facial recognition software, NeoFace. The US company Datawork Plus who won the contract have faced privacy controversy overseas, making some hesitant about their involvement in New Zealand. In what seemed like a huge scandal, RNZ published an article with an Official Information Act request about the contract. Martin, as the Minister of Internal affairs, explains why she see the issue as having been wrongly reported.