How facial recognition technology in Delhi discriminates

The use of new technology, including facial recognition technology (FRT) by police in India brings with it questions of efficiency, surveillance, and discrimination. Existing research focuses on the legal dimensions of FRT with an emphasis on privacy. This paper provides an empirical basis to understand the potential discrimination that can result from the police using FRT. Police station jurisdictions were mapped and results show that in Delhi, Muslims are more likely to be targeted by the police if FRT is used.

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