São Paulo METRO SecureOS facial recognition

SecureOS is a facial recognition solution developed by Intelligent Security Systems (ISS) and deployed by Brazil’s São Paulo Metrô. 

The solution was deployed to protect passengers and was supposedly compliant with Brazil’s General Data Protection Act. 

Operator: Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (METRO)
Developer: Intelligent Security Systems (ISS)
Country: Brazil
Sector: Govt - transport
Purpose: Strengthen security; Increase safety
Technology: Facial recognition
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Bias/discrimination - race, ethnicity, LGBTQ;  Privacy; Surveillance
Transparency: Governance; Privacy; Black box; Marketing; Legal

Risks and harms 🛑

METRO has been accused of violating citizen privacy, as well as inadequate transpareny and accountability.

Research, advocacy 🧮

Page info
Type: System
Published: March 2022
Last updated: May 2024