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Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

Identity fraud is justification for collecting photos from drivers’ licences and passports but critics say plan too invasive

If you’ve had a driver’s licence photo or passport photo taken in Australia in the past few years, it’s likely your face will end up in a massive brand-new national network the federal government is trying to create.

Victoria and Tasmania have already begun to upload driver’s licence details to state databases that will eventually be linked to a future national one.

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Read more: theguardian.com

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