Face Recognition Technology

Compulsory Visibility and Its Impact on Privacy and the Confidentiality of Personal Identifiable Images

  • Ian Berle

Part of the Law, Governance and Technology Series book series (LGTS, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
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  12. Back Matter
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About this book


This book examines how face recognition technology is affecting privacy and confidentiality in an era of enhanced surveillance. Further, it offers a new approach to the complex issues of privacy and confidentiality, by drawing on Joseph K in Kafka’s disturbing novel The Trial, and on Isaiah Berlin’s notion of liberty and freedom. Taking into consideration rights and wrongs, protection from harm associated with compulsory visibility, and the need for effective data protection law, the author promotes ethical practices by reinterpreting privacy as a property right. To protect this right, the author advocates the licensing of personal identifiable images where appropriate.

The book reviews American, UK and European case law concerning privacy and confidentiality, the effect each case has had on the developing jurisprudence, and the ethical issues involved. As such, it offers a valuable resource for students of ethico-legal fields, professionals specialising in image rights law, policy-makers, and liberty advocates and activists.


Autonomy Biometrics Biometric Software Application Compulsory Visibility Confidentiality Data Protection Digital Signage European General Data Protection Regulation Face Recognition Technology Privacy Safe Harbour Surveillance

Authors and affiliations

  • Ian Berle
    • 1
  1. 1.SuttonUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-36886-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-36887-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2352-1902
  • Series Online ISSN 2352-1910
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