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Foodstuffs Trials Facial Recognition for Security Amid Privacy Concerns

Foodstuffs Trials Facial Recognition for Security Amid Privacy Concerns

Foodstuffs North Island is trialing facial recognition technology (FRT) at 25 stores to enhance security and identify repeat offenders, prompted by a

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Foodstuffs North Island is trialing facial recognition technology (FRT) at 25 stores to enhance security and identify repeat offenders, prompted by an increase in retail crime. The Privacy Commissioner is closely monitoring the trial for privacy concerns, especially regarding its effectiveness and the potential for incorrect bans. The trial aims to balance safety with privacy, deleting non-offender images immediately. Results will influence the decision on broader implementation, with customer feedback and independent evaluation playing a key role in the assessment.

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