As we have noted many times before, most people have privacy concerns. One of the more controversial privacy issues involves the use of facial recognition software. And its storage and use. To learn more, today, we study when people will accept facial recognition software.
Before reading below, consider these privacy posts:
- Identity Theft by State
- Digital Privacy Is Still a Big Issue
- Americans Want GDRP-Style Laws
- Becoming More Anonymous Online
A Pew Research Study: When People Will Accept Facial Recognition
“About sixty percent of U.S. adults believe that it is acceptable for law enforcement to use facial recognition to assess security threats in public spaces, according to the Pew Research Center. Facial recognition uses photos or videos to distinguish different facial features, like the eyes, noses, and mouths, of different people. And then matches those features with databases that house similar information to accurately identify people or expressions.”
“Despite a high level of acceptance for using biometric tracking tools for law enforcement, the American public remains largely skeptical of advertisers and employers adopting these tools. Over half of U.S. adults find it unacceptable for advertisers to track people’s response to ad displays using biometric technology. Similarly, about four in ten respondents do not believe that companies should be able to track employee attendance using this technology.”
See how Americans have mixed feelings about facial recognition with this Statista chart.