The Moscow government has placed an order for the mos.ru portal to be redesigned – all uploaded user photos will have to be transferred to the facial recognition system used by the police to search for criminals, Kommersant reported with reference to the government procurement portal.
According to the newspaper, GKU Information City, subordinate to the Department of Information Technologies of Moscow (DIT), signed a contract with Bright Soft for 236 million rubles. for the development of mos.ru,
According to the terms of reference, the company should develop and implement on the portal a procedure for saving photos from a user profile to an additional gallery of the subsystem for automatic registration of video indexing scripts (PARSIV) of the Unified Data Storage Center (ETSHD) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Moscow. Also, the contractor must ensure the collection of media data and telemetry from smartphones of portal users, the newspaper notes.
The ECDC processes data from outdoor surveillance cameras that are connected to the face recognition system. Through PARSIV, police can connect to the system to look for criminals, Kommersant writes. They did not explain why users’ photos should be transferred to PARSIV and from which specific services they will be uploaded to DIT. According to them, users of the portal are given the opportunity to upload their own photo when filling out an application for public services. Telemetry data can be used when a person contacts support.