New identity verification bill rushes to fill legal vacuum

Joseph Brookes
Senior Reporter

Legislation intended to put some protections around the government’s identity verification services – including facial recognition – is being rushed and relies on outdated privacy protections, legal experts have warned.

But the continued practice without any legislative framework has also drawn criticism, with some experts labelling it “extraordinary” due to the sensitive personal information being accessed millions of times a year.

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