According to a national survey issued last week illustrated that many of folks in America are in favor of the facial recognition tech, particularly if it boosts public safety. Surveyed of 3,151 U.S. adults December last year, the survey found that 1 in every 4 Americans considered the federal government must limit the utilization of facial biometrics technology. The survey further showed that they are more inclined towards any evident tradeoff to their own privacy caused by facial recognition tech if it benefits law enforcement chops down shoplifting or accelerates airport security lines.
In addition, the report revealed that only 18 percent of respondents agreed with stern limitations on facial recognition tech if it comes at the expense of public safety, in contrast to 55 percent who disagreed with such restrictions. The findings ultimately pointed out a potential shift in public thinking. Moreover, the Brookings Institution’s September 2018 study unveiled that half of the American folks supported limitations of the utilization of facial recognition, while 42 percent supposed it invaded personal privacy rights.
Even the utilization of facial recognition technologies by the federal government has itself augmented in recent months. The Washington Dulles International Airport, in August, became the first U.S. airport to catch an alleged pretender with its new biometric cameras. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have also entered to this tech since detained 26 alleged imposters at airports as of November, last year. The FBI also is utilizing Amazon’s facial recognition system, Rekognition in counterterrorism investigations.