"Informing You Without Watching you."  @digitalprivacy, Mon 07/25:
Bunnings and Kmart halt use of facial recognition technology in stores as privacy watchdog investigates

Kmart and Bunnings have paused the use of facial recognition technology in their stores, amid an investigation from Australia’s privacy regulator. Bunnings managing director Mike Schneider confirmed an AFR report that the company had informed the OAIC that Bunnings had stopped using the technology. A spokesperson for Kmart also confirmed it had also ceased using the technology. Kmart believes the use of the technology for "preventing criminal activity such as refund fraud" is appropriate and subject to strict controls, the spokesperson said.

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