The cause for biometric data In Buenos Aires city (CABA) adds a new chapter. The thing is Emerald Miteractress and descendant of the founder of the newspaper La Nación, Bartolomé Mitre, announced that she is going to sue to the Buenos Aires government for espionage. This follows from an accusation for the use of the biometric recognition system from cameras installed on public roads.
“It is of the highest intellectual gravity, from Together for Change, which represents the espionage carried out by the City Government, among others, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta”, Miter pointed out in dialogue with Let’s do something with this (La 990). The actress denounced that in the City administration “not only do they listen to you, but they persecute you, they see your face and who you are with.”
Last week, the Judge Roberto Gallardo ordered the management of Rodríguez Larreta to suspend the use of the facial recognition system by biometric data through cameras in public spaces, with which the City Police can identify people with an arrest warrant, control the traffic of vehicles , among other services for the community.
The complaint is because political and social leaders also appear among the people registered, among them, the president Alberto Fernandez and the first lady Fabiola Yanez. In this regard, Miter considered that “in a rule of law something like this cannot go unnoticed”, while he linked this circumstance with his situation in relation to the ownership of the newspaper The nation.
Miter and the Nation
Recently, the descendant of the founder of La Nación won a lawsuit against her brothers regarding the actions of the publishing company and is now preparing to enter the directory. In this sense, Miter assured: “I am the owner of the newspaper.” Finally, she stressed that “it is a shame that one of the main media outlets in the country has not published anything.”
Monday 18, key day
The Forensic Analysis Office of the Airport Security Police (PSA) confirmed for Monday, April 18, the extraction of data from the servers of the Buenos Aires Government kidnapped last Tuesday in the framework of the case. This was reported by the PSA’s Center for Analysis, Command and Control (CEAC) to Judge Gallardo: “The assignment of an expert shift for 04/18/2022 at 4:00 p.m., this being the closest expert shift available , at the Ezeiza Training Institute (IFE) Office 317”.
“This instance only performs extractions and categorization of extracted data, excluding data analysis, transcriptions, and other tasks unrelated to the mission and function of this office,” clarified the security force, specifying: “Once the tasks have been carried out, they are eliminated from the servers and/or temporary support that was stored in this police, leaving a record that, in the event of a possible new request, it can be reproduced”.
Judge Gallardo had ordered “to seize by extraction all the information contained in the computer architecture used in the Facial Recognition System for Fugitives – whether it is the Government’s own software or third-party software – and remove, if necessary, the physical equipment where it is contained.”
The measure included obtaining the passwords “necessary to enter the databases to be extracted” and, in addition, “making copies of all the information seized on external disks, complying with all the established security protocols and ensuring the uninterrupted remaining urban monitoring systems (forensic and preventive video surveillance)”.