Face Recognition

Face recognition refers to technology that matches the face biometric data of a physical person against a database of images. 

It is very different to face verification, which matches a physical face to an image that has been provided for the specific purposes of remote identity verification. 

People are generally unaware that face recognition is happening — for example, a CCTV camera in a public place could be matching faces on the street with a database of known criminals. This is a key use case of face recognition.

It is not typically possible to opt-out of face recognition for surveillance. There is also no direct personal benefit to you from it. With face recognition in surveillance scenarios, you usually do not know how the images are being used, shared, or stored. 

With iProov face verification, you are aware it is happening; you collaborate with the process; you receive a direct benefit from it (ie you get to submit your visa application to go on vacation, or you can access your tax records); and your privacy is assured.

Learn More About Face Recognition

Article: Face Verification vs Face Recognition – What’s the Difference?

Article: Facebook’s Decision Highlights the Difference Between Face Verification and Face Recognition

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