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Bunnings and Kmart drop facial recognition as privacy commissioner takes a closer look

- July 28, 2022 3 MIN READ

Kmart and Bunnings have temporarily halted their use of facial recognition in stores pending an investigation from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). It was last month revealed that Wesfarmers-owned Kmart and Bunnings, and whitegoods retailer the Good Guys, quietly began using facial recognition in some stores without express consent from their customers. While… Read more »

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Bunnings is among Australian retailers using facial recognition tech to identify who’s shopping in their stores

- June 15, 2022 3 MIN READ

Well-known Australian retailers are using facial recognition technology to identify customers who enter selected stores, an investigation by consumer advocacy group CHOICE has found.  Hardware giant Bunnings, Kmart and The Good Guys are capturing facial recognition data. CHOICE asked 25 Australian retailers whether they use facial recognition technology, and analysed their privacy policies. Those three… Read more »

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Australian police are using the Clearview AI facial recognition system with no accountability

- March 5, 2020 4 MIN READ

Australian police agencies are reportedly using a private, unaccountable facial recognition service that combines machine learning and wide-ranging data-gathering practices to identify members of the public from online photographs. The service, Clearview AI, is like a reverse image search for faces. You upload an image of someone’s face and Clearview searches its database to find… Read more »