(None. This is a petition to the Australian Parliament.)
Facial recognition surveillance is on the rise in Australia. It is being used by local councils, government departments, the police, schools and corporations, without our knowledge or consent.
We all need to stop this.
Please sign and share the online petition!
Closing date for signatures: 08 July 2020
(Note: Only Australian residents or citizens can sign the petition)
The citizens of Australia have never authorised the use of our tax payer dollars to fund “facial recognition technology” to track our children and our own face, gender, race and even the colour of our clothes. The propensity for facial recognition technology (encompassing all biometric data) to endanger civil rights and liberties outweighs its apparent benefits, exacerbating racial injustice and threatening the ability of free, law abiding citizens to live free of continuous government monitoring.
We therefore ask the House to ensure:
1. Facial recognition technology in all its' forms (including Briefcam or similar tech that tracks licence plates, and in all public areas that categorises and monetises the population) is banned within Australia
2. Any existing databases that are being held on Australian citizens relating to their facial or biometric data are deleted immediately
3. All Australian cities sign the coalition of cities for Digital Rights (aiming to protect, promote and monitor residents' and visitors' rights)
4. Local Councils and policing bodies commit to engaging the community in real evidence based methods of crime control, such as increasing police presence in areas of serious concern, giving real consultation pathways to community leaders and consulting with community groups as to their wants and needs - methods proven to reduce crime and boost community morale and cohesion.
5. Create a truly independent National body to monitor and champion privacy and digital rights.
We can have security without being a Security State.