Australia: “Concerns Library Patron’s Privacy Being Breached by Facial Recognition Surveillance”
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: “The Panoptic Librarian: The Role of Video Surveillance in the Modern Public Library” (February 1, 2014) and
Video Surveillance in Public Libraries: A Case of Unintended Consequences?” (February 1, 2014)
See Also: A Retreat from the Panoptic: One Public Library’s Experience with Video Surveillance
Same authors as papers listed above. From 2014-2015.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.