4th June 2010. Recent reports of being unable to smile whilst getting a drivers licence in NSW are related to the fact that these photographs are to be used by facial recognition software and placed in a database to be shared with other government agencies including police, and will eventually be used in surveillance cameras. This gross invasion of individual privacy and freedoms has apparently been introduced with little or no public debate. What sort of warped society are we allowing governments to create.
‘It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you’