Wake up, Sonia Kruger! There are real risks to a national facial recognition database

Someone had been drinking the Turnbull Kool-Aid in Willoughby this morning, with Today Show Extra co-host Sonia Kruger welcoming with open arms the Prime Minister’s push for a national facial recognition database.

At Nine’s Sydney North Shore HQ, Kruger and co-host David Campbell hailed the proposal as a positive step.

“I like it. I do. Bring it on. Big Brother, bring it on,” said Kruger on Wednesday morning.

Campbell said he was not against it, “but we can’t just go ‘this is going to happen'”.

Australia, get ready for Canberra (read: the federal police) to identify you via CCTV in almost real time.

Read the full article on the Sydney Morning Herald website


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