Civil rights groups want retailers to halt facial recognition

By: Gyarmati Orsolya Date: 2021. 07. 19. 08:30

More than 35 civil rights organizations are calling for retailers to not use facial recognition on customers or workers in their stores, saying that peoples’ faces should not be scanned, stored or sold just because they walk into or work at a store, according to a press release.

The campaign, launched last month by Fight for the Future, includes a scorecard with information on whether or not some of the largest retailers in the U.S. use facial recognition.

In response to thousands of people tweeting and emailing companies, Walmart and Kroger have made commitments to not use facial recognition, according to the press release.

Albertsons and Macy’s are among the stores flagged as currently using the technology.

Walgreens, McDonald’s, 7-11, and Best Buy are among retailers that have not clarified their policies.


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