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Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri G. Kishan Reddy, in a written reply to a question regarding Automated Facial Recognition System (AFRS), in Rajya Sabha today, said that approval has been accorded for implementation of Automatic Facial Recognition System (AFRS) by National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).

 

The Minister stated that the AFRS will use police records and will be accessible only to Law Enforcement Agencies. This will facilitate better identification of criminals, unidentified dead bodies and missing/found children and persons. It will not violate privacy.