The privacy issue re: cameras/facial recognition was discussed on an Australian radio program today. You can listen to the complete program and/or download it here.
Below, you’ll also find links to couple of conference papers on cameras in libraries that we first shared a couple of years ago.
There’s concern facial recognition technology being used on some Queensland library patrons invades privacy and may break the law.
The Toowoomba Regional Council is trialling the biometric software but Brisbane and some other councils are considering adopting it too.The Toowoo
Toowoomba Council denies it’s breaching privacy, but lawyers say it’s moving Australia closer to a biometric database.
Listen to the Radio Program
See Also: A Retreat from the Panoptic: One Public Library’s Experience with Video Surveillance
Same authors as papers listed above. From 2014-2015.