To ensure the safety of world leaders, Indonesia has launched facial recognition technology at Gilimanuk Harbor, Bali.
Passengers arriving at the harbor will have their identities verified by the facial recognition system. The data collected could help identify people in case of a crime.
Local outlets claim that the national police will use the same technology in the summit’s security systems. The facial recognition technology has been integrated with the networks of the Criminal Investigation Department (Bareskrim) and the Directorate General of Population and Civil Registration (Dukcapil).
“This collaboration with the Dukcapil of the Home Affairs Ministry is very helpful for our work. We can quickly identify the perpetrators and victims as well as prevent crime since we can quickly recognize them,” Bareskrim said.
Thousands of police, who will be wearing body cameras, have been deployed for the event. Additional surveillance will be provided by the over 1,700 CCTV cameras in Nusa Dua, the area in Bali where the summit is happening.