Top Page | English | 简体中文 | 繁體中文 | 한국어 | 日本語
Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 18:31 HKT/SGT
Share:
    

Source: NEC Corporation
NEC Welcomes Greater Industry Collaboration on Facial Recognition Technology
By Takashi Niino, President and CEO, NEC Corporation

TOKYO, Dec 19, 2018 - (JCN Newswire) - As a world-leading provider of facial recognition and other biometric, as well as information and communications technologies, NEC Corporation welcomes greater industry collaboration and effective discussion for the future of facial recognition technology and business. As a point of background, NEC produces face, iris, fingerprint, palm print, finger vein, voice and ear acoustic recognition technologies, and has over 700 biometric recognition installations in over 70 countries around the world.

In recent weeks, we've seen renewed calls for government regulation and discussions about how we as an industry can build a foundation of responsibility to protect people against discrimination, invasions of privacy and violations of human rights.

NEC Corporation welcomes this debate as we believe it will lead to solutions that can make our world a better place. Furthermore, we are eager to move the discussions forward.

As more companies come forward to add their voices to this dialogue, I believe we will start to see new and different roles that these technologies can play in protecting and improving our global communities.

In the United States, for example, the Department of Homeland Security is today using facial recognition technology at more than a dozen airports to positively identify travelers entering and exiting the United States. Three days after the technology was introduced at Dulles International Airport, an imposter was stopped using a fake document. As recently as late November, the lead architect of this system from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reported that it had identified at least 36 imposters so far. Additionally, the first curb-to-gate biometric experience in the U.S. just launched at a major international airport terminal to a positive customer response, potentially changing the future of travel.

NEC, therefore, supports various governments' considerations for reasonable policy, setting privacy standards for personal information and preventing unlawful discrimination related to this technology. Businesses, consumers, and the government should work together to help balance the need for privacy with the benefits of protecting our society, securing our borders and providing consumer convenience without the fear of negative consequences.

Accuracy is vitally important to the effectiveness of biometric technologies. At NEC, we are committed to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their evaluations. NEC has a nearly decade-long leadership position and pedigree where NIST evaluations of our facial recognition technologies are concerned, and you can read more about it on our global website.

In addition, NEC has established a "Digital Trust Business Strategy Division" to create and promote a strategy based on "Human Rights by Design," considering the impact of the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) on society and the utilization of biometric information on human rights and privacy.

NEC seeks an adoption path for these technologies that is in line with the worldwide principals of freedom, justice, rights to privacy, transparency and continuous improvement. At NEC, we strongly believe that facial recognition can add significant value to our lives.


About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. The NEC Group globally provides "Solutions for Society" that promote the safety, security efficiency and fairness of society. Under the company's corporate message of "Orchestrating a brighter world," NEC aims to help solve a wide range of challenging issues and to create new social value for the changing world of tomorrow. For more information, visit NEC at https://www.nec.com.

Contact:
NEC
Seiichiro Toda        
s-toda@cj.jp.nec.com
+81-3-3798-6511


Dec 19, 2018 18:31 HKT/SGT
Source: NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701)

Topic: Press release summary
Sectors: Security/Biometrics
http://www.acnnewswire.com
From the Asia Corporate News Network


Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. A division of Asia Corporate News Network.


NEC Corporation Links

http://www.nec.com

https://www.facebook.com/nec.global/

https://twitter.com/NEC_corp

https://www.youtube.com/user/NECglobalOfficial

https://www.linkedin.com/company/nec/

NEC Corporation
Apr 18, 2019 08:36 HKT/SGT
Nagasaki University and NEC Establish Program on Global Health & Biometric Authentication
Apr 5, 2019 18:09 HKT/SGT
NEC Announces 24 MW of New Energy Storage Projects in China
Apr 5, 2019 08:30 HKT/SGT
NEC and Ceragon Collaborate to Expand 5G Wireless Backhaul Business Globally
Apr 3, 2019 07:47 HKT/SGT
NEC: Northgate Public Services Makes Three Acquisitions to Strengthen its International Healthcare Screening Offering
Apr 2, 2019 09:36 HKT/SGT
NEC Unveils "NEC Group AI and Human Rights Principles"
Mar 27, 2019 13:35 HKT/SGT
NEC Big Data Solution Ready for Trial at Medco Power Plant
Mar 22, 2019 19:00 HKT/SGT
NEC Completes Software-defined WAN Trial with University of Kuala Lumpur
Mar 21, 2019 08:45 HKT/SGT
ANA Harnesses the Power of NEC's Virtual Reality Solutions in Flight Attendant Training
Mar 13, 2019 11:39 HKT/SGT
Toyota Tsusho and NEC Conclude Contract with Uzbektelecom on Nationwide Data Communication System
Mar 8, 2019 19:12 HKT/SGT
NEC and Macromill Launch Consumer Insight Marketing Business Using AI
More news >>
 News Alerts
Copyright © 2019 ACN Newswire - Asia Corporate News Network
Home | About us | Services | Partners | Events | Login | Contact us | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | RSS
US: +1 800 291 0906 | Beijing: +86 400 879 3881 | Hong Kong: +852 2217 2912 | Singapore: +65 6304 8926 | Tokyo: +81 3 6721 7212

Connect With us: