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Campaigners put pressure on festivals to reject facial recognition technology
US campaign group Fight For The Future has published a list of the music festivals that have committed to not employ facial recognition technology for ticketing or security reasons at their events. Alongside that, the group has also named (and presumably shamed) the (mainly American) festivals that it has contacted but who have so far not responded to the request for a position on the use of such tech.
The campaigners are responding to growing concerns over the employment of facial recognition technology and the privacy implications that its use raises.
When launching its facial recognition 'scorecard' earlier this week, Fight The Future stated: "Several major festivals – including SXSW, Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival and Pitchfork Music Festival – along with all properties of the major events conglomerate AEG Presents, did not respond to repeated requests from organisers, and have made no commitments, causing concern among fans that they may be currently experimenting with facial recognition or planning to use it in the future".
Posted on: 26/09/2019Categories: News from CMU Online
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