Queensland, New Zealand to use facial recognition

Australian state Queensland has introduced legislation to enable its participation a new new national facial biometrics matching scheme.

Police minister Mark Ryan introduced the Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometrics Capability) Bill into parliament on Thursday last week.

Federal, state and territory governments agreed to make changes to legislation in support of an agreement signed last October to establish a capability for law enforcement agencies to share and access identity information in real time.

The federal government introduced legislation earlier this month to underpin the scheme, giving the Department of Home Affairs the power to collect, use and disclose identification information. PLANET BIOMETRICS

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