16 May Privacy Lawyers Warns Against Use of Facial Recognition in Supermarkets
Privacy lawyer Kathryn Dalziel recently warned that the use of facial recognition software in New Zealand supermarkets will only lead to legal action and end up costing taxpayers money.
Speaking on Foodstuffs’ use of the technology in their locations to curb shoplifting, Dalziel added that the supermarket company should carry out a Privacy Impact Statement and post the information publicly on their website.
Dalziel also advised that using CCTVs could produce inaccurate results and that facial recognition systems may deter customers in general as well.
However, the company stood its ground on the issue and said that it greatly helps them protect their business from untoward incidents that result in significant harm and damage.