RadioNZ: Facial recognition tech not reliable – privacy commissioner

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The Privacy Commissioner says businesses should take great care when using facial recognition technology because there is a high risk of misidentification.

Inquiries about a Dunedin man mistakenly identified as a shoplifter at a New World store revealed that New Zealand’s largest supermarket company has rolled out facial recognition CCTV technology in some of its North Island stores.

The man was allegedly mistakenly identified due to human error, and Foodstuffs NZ claimed facial recognition was not used in the South Island.

However, the Otago Daily Times reported a different security system that “bridges the gap between businesses and the police” was now used at the Centre City New World in Dunedin, among other South Island stores.

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