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Daily Dashboard | Survey: 50 percent of US citizens oppose retail stores' use of facial-recognition tech Related reading: Tech talk: Deidentification versus anonymization


A survey conducted by the Brookings Institution found 50 percent of U.S. citizens oppose the use of facial-recognition software in retail stores to prevent theft. Of the 2,000 individuals polled, 44 percent was against the use of the technology in airports to establish identity, and 44 percent did not want facial recognition to be used in stadiums for security purposes. The study revealed 46 percent of women disapprove of facial-recognition technology compared to 40 percent of men. When asked about the use of the software by law enforcement, 50 percent of respondents were in favor of limitations.
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