FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY
1311. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House
representing the Attorney General:
I have a question without notice of
which some notice has been given to the Leader of the House representing the
Attorney General, which is an onerous task I am sure!
refer to the use of facial recognition technology by the City of Perth, among
others, to monitor Western Australians going about their normal lawful
(1) What legislation, if any,
regulates the use of facial recognition technology in public?
(2) Are state
agencies subject to state government or commonwealth restrictions and/or
protocols on the use of this technology?
(3) Which state agencies are using
facial recognition technology?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Due to the short time frame —
Several members interjected.
Hon SUE ELLERY: Honourable
member, I am going to say something at the end of this.
Due to the short time frame and
level of detail required to complete this question, the Attorney General
requests that it be placed on notice.
I have noticed that there have been
three questions today with the same answer. I will undertake to check with the
Attorney General's office. With the previous two questions I gave an
answer to, a level of detail was required that would be difficult to get in the
short time frame, but I will follow it up with the Attorney General.