The European Union plans to start negotiations in November regarding a common position on the use of facial recognition technology. It may take up to a year and a half to resolve this issue.
According to one of the legislators, Dragos Tudorache, the issue of using technology today is a key one in the EU, Reuters reports.
The Commission wants to use it for preventing terrorist attacks or serious crimes. However, activists oppose this, fearing that it could encourage discrimination and surveillance.
and some influence remains with the Commission, which is a bit like the EU's competition regime,” Tudorache said.
Meta was previously sued by the state of Texas over its facial recognition technology.