Mar 21, 2023
GUEST: Kate Bower
Facial recognition. You can use it to unlock your phone and organise your photos, and in places like airports, stadiums, and banks it’s being used to add security features and convenience. But who exactly is watching you, and why? And do they have your permission? In this episode, Consumer Data Advocate at CHOICE, Kate Bower, highlights some of the concerns and benefits of the technology.
Disclaimer: Any views expressed in this episode are strictly personal views only and do not in any way reflect the opinion of the Australian government, the eSafety Commissioner or the Be Connected program.
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Read the CHOICE article about retailer use of facial recognition: https://www.choice.com.au/consumers-and-data/data-collection-and-use/how-your-data-is-used/articles/kmart-bunnings-and-the-good-guys-using-facial-recognition-technology-in-store
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