Apr 182015
 April 18, 2015  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

From FindBiometrics:

Facial recognition technology is increasingly being adopted by business in Japan, and that’s cause for concern about privacy issues, according to an article by Masako Wakae and Yomiuri Shimbun on The Japan News.

Such concerns are proving particularly worrisome as a the National Shoplifting Prevention Organization, a nonprofit group, considers sharing the facial biometric data of alleged shoplifters with numerous retailers. According to the article, businesses in Japan started installing such biometric systems about five years ago, and while some have publicly reported it, most have not.

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