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TECH: France Set to Roll Out Nationwide Facial Recognition ID Program

Oct 07, 2019
France is poised to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity -- whether they want it or not.

Saying it wants to make the state more efficient, President Emmanuel Macron’s government is pushing through plans to roll out an ID program, dubbed Alicem, in November, earlier than an initial Christmas target.

By Helene Fouquet

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