55% of Americans approve the use of facial recognition for public safety, but the technology raises privacy concerns

  • “In the US, the government is planning to deploy face recognition at 20 airports by 2021.
  • In June 2018, the suspect in the shooting at a local newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, was identified using facial recognition technology. 55% of Americans indeed approve the use of facial recognition for public safety.
  • Last year, the police of New Delhi has been able to find 3,000 missing children in just four days thanks to a new facial recognition system.
  • In China, the police has been partnering with SenseNets, a company developing a facial recognition software, to bring charges against people involved in illegal gatherings in the province of Guangdong.
  • Last year, Amazon’s facial recognition systems falsely matched 28 members of Congress to criminal mugshots.”


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