French privacy watchdog calls for clearer rules on smart cameras
The use of cameras using Artificial Intelligence (AI) software has grown in recent years, with cameras being installed on public highways to monitor traffic in real-time or at shopping centres to adapt the layout of shops or advertising panels.
These so-called “augmented” or “smart” cameras that process images using AI without uniquely identifying a person, while not prohibited under French law, would need to be accompanied by an updated framework, CNIL said in an opinion published Tuesday (19 July).
While pointing to the use of these smart cameras as being sometimes “legitimate”, France’s privacy watchdog indicated that their use could contravene the individual’s right to refuse the processing of their image by a camera, as provided by the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Source: French privacy watchdog calls for clearer rules on smart cameras – EURACTIV.com