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Organizations sue Public Ministry against surveillance via facial recognition cameras in São Paulo

Civil Society organizations have filed a complaint with the Public Ministry (MP) of the State of São Paulo against the public notice launched by the Municipal Department of Urban Security of the city of São Paulo for hiring a video surveillance platform in the city of São Paulo.

According to the Brazilian Institute for Consumer Protection (Idec) and the Laboratory of Public Policy and the Internet (Lapin), which signed the complaint, the platform will have an unequal impact on vulnerable populations, especially blacks, because the facial recognition systems result in "serious errors based on algorithmic discrimination.

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