India's Telangana to test facial recognition in local elections

Posted on AllSides January 22nd, 2020
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The southern Indian state of Telangana will use facial recognition software in local elections on Wednesday, authorities said, the first such use of the technology in the country despite growing concerns about privacy and surveillance.

Facial recognition software will be used to verify voters in 10 polling stations in the Medchal-Malkajgiri district to "reduce impersonation cases", the Telangana State Election Commission said in an online notification late last week.

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