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Framework for Implementing Passive Live Facial Recognition

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OSAC Technical Guidance Document 0008


Published: January 2024

Author: OSAC Facial & Iris Identification Subcommittee

Executive Summary: This technical document provides a framework for the implementation of a Passive live facial recognition system within the parameters of the described Concept of Operations. It provides an overview of live facial recognition and guidance on the design guidelines for implementation. Central to the ethical implementation of a live facial recognition capability is the consideration of proportionality, human rights and the right to privacy. This document describes ‘privacy-by- design’ features that should be implemented in support of maintaining people’s anonymity. The document also provides information on the key performance metrics that describe the accuracy of a live (or Real Time) facial recognition system and guidance on how these should be measured. Finally, a number of recommendations are provided for those considering implementing such a system.

Created January 23, 2024