‘You can’t ever get privacy back’: ACT delays uploading driver licences to national biometric …

The ACT government will delay uploading drivers’ licences to the federal government’s planned biometric database until federal legislation passes in …

The proposed facial recognition system, managed by the Department of Home Affairs, would see real-time matching of faces to a system of verified facial data in order to combat identity theft as well as identify criminal suspects. It plans to use images from official identification issued in Australia, including passports, driver licences and immigration cards.