An Ethical Framework for Facial Recognition Use in New Zealand


  • Emma Taumoepeau Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington



Facial Recognition, Code of Ethics


Facial recognition technology is an increasingly growing, constantly adapting technology. It can serve many benefits for legal entities in many ways. Examples of this would be biometric recognition or border control at an airport. Because of its power and efficiency, many legal entities are looking to utilise this technology. With this continued growth comes ethical concerns about ensuring data privacy for individuals whose data is collected, used, and stored to power this technology. Currently, there is a lack of an ethical framework for legal entities to adopt, follow and utilise within New Zealand. This makes it an ethical grey area for the businesses and individuals looking to utilise this technology. This document aims to review existing frameworks about facial recognition technology,
finally concluding a code of ethics for facial recognition use in New Zealand for the engineering profession.


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