Here comes the start of Social Credit: Facial Recognition and demerit points.
- Facial recognition technology to begin to used for online Government services
- Users will need to upload a photo to access MyGov and Centrelink benefits
- Some have questioned whether technology could be open to fraud and misuse
- Centrelink will also bring in demerit points for job seekers starting from Monday
By BRETT LACKEY FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
PUBLISHED: 12:18 AEST, 2 July 2018 | UPDATED: 22:04 AEST, 2 July 2018
Centrelink will use facial recognition technology and enforce a demerit point system for job seekers seeking to receive welfare payments in a drastic new crackdown on benefits fraud.
Welfare recipients will need to snap a picture of themselves by using a computer or phone camera and upload the photo online to use the MyGov website.
This means anyone collecting benefits, such as the age pension, disability pension, and parental leave payments will need to upload pictures of themselves to the government.
Facial recognition will soon be required to access government services with the adoption of the technology set to be rolled out over the next year.