The digital-legal organization IuRe has issued a document in which it warns of the risks of biometric camera systems in the Czech Republic. According to the analysis, it is not only that their use does not have sufficient support in the current legislation, but also that it may lead to significant interference with human rights and endanger democratic mechanisms.
“Our report describes the current situation in the Czech Republic, but it is certainly not comprehensive enough. It is impossible to access some of the information about the introduction of biometric camera systems. Even though it is a general collection of faces of all of us, the police either do not have such information or they keep it secret. According to our findings, even the most extensive biometric monitoring system at Prague Airport does not meet all legal conditions, e.g. it lacks an assessment of the impact of the system on personal data protection,” explains Jan Vobořil, Executive Director of IuRe.