A creeping surveillance net over India .

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A creeping surveillance net over India .
« on: July 27, 2019, 07:08:20 PM »
In Delhi, schools under the National Capital Territory  jurisdiction now have closed-circuit cameras keeping watch around the clock.

Despite protests from civil liberty bodies, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of the territory  ruling Aam Aadmi Party defended the move. There will be no privacy breach; children go to school for education, to learn discipline and become good citizens of the country, he said.  They do not go there for anything private .

A creeping surveillance net is spreading across the country as police forces and intelligence agencies increase their capacity for mass surveillance using technologies that, even if they are fairly new, are readily available in the market .

Technologies ranging from simple surveillance cameras to artificial intelligence and facial recognition are deployed  whether their targets like it or not. Meanwhile, the central government passes legislation narrowing citizens  rights .

Facial recognition
On June 28 the National Crime Records Bureau issued a request for a proposal to build a National Automated Facial Recognition System  The proposal stated that its main objective is to modernise the police force and help in information gathering, criminal identification, verification and its dissemination  among police forces across the country .

The N C R B  is a federal body that maintains a statistical record of crimes across the country and also acts as a central repository of crime-related data. The move comes from the federal government, which offers to supply any data generated by the proposed system to the state governments .

https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/07/article/a-creeping-surveillance-net-over-india/  .

« Last Edit: February 28, 2020, 09:46:19 PM by sr john »
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