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The South Australian government announced a trial program where returning travellers living in the state could go under home quarantine, instead of the hotel quarantine. These residents would need to use a GPS and facial-recognition technologies with an app to support police and not stretching its resources.

However, experts are concerned facial recognition is not accurate, and the multicultural community and women might be targeted inappropriately. In addition, there might be privacy breaches using this technology.

Produced By: Eduardo Jordan

Featured In Story: Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran – PhD candidate at the Australian National University and Director of Technology Policy at Reset Australia

First aired on The Wire, Thursday, 26 August 2021