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As companies move to protect databases ahead of the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation, Tel Aviv–based startup D-ID announced it has developed a “firewall” to block facial recognition and expects to launch a product by the end of May, Reuters reports. The technology alters stored pictures so they are able to escape detection by facial recognition algorithms. Recognizing that this could present an obstacle to law enforcement agencies in their ability to locate potential suspects, D-ID CEO Gil Perry said the company is “working on a solution that will allow such agencies to authenticate identities without storing biometric informationâ€� but declined to provide further comment.
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