Intelligent cameras made by German company Bosch are helping to boost security in public places like subways and airports.
The firm says that so far it is not using facial recognition software or biometric data in the devices.
A man who was seen kicking a woman down the stairs of a Berlin subway station was sentenced to two years and eleven months in jail. The viral video prompted a massive public outcry and a call for increased surveillance.
Police are recruiting subjects to test biometric recognition systems at a Berlin train station. Data protection advocates are wary, but police and volunteers say the pilot project will help fight crime.
From August, a train station in Berlin will be the testing ground for surveillance cameras with biometric face recognition capability. Here is an overview of the most important information and a look at the controversy.
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