EPIC, Coalition Call on Retailers to Ban Facial Recognition in Stores

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LEGENDARY and a coalition of personal privacy and civil liberties groupings are calling with regard to stores to prevent using facial recognition technologies. The new campaign tracks which usually major retailers use or even are considering using facial reputation and aims to stress these entities to stop. Business use of facial recognition is particularly concerning because, according to Sen. Ron Wyden , government agencies are already purchasing surveillance information from companies to evade warrant needs. EPIC has joined several coalitions urging a ban upon facial recognition including: a good international notice opposing the particular technology, a statement of concerns on police usage of FR, and EPIC’s Ban Face Surveillance campaign. EPIC lately endorsed legislation that would prohibit federal law enforcement use of face recognition and pressure condition law enforcement to do the same.

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