FTC Bans AI Facial Recognition

More specifically, Rite Aid Banned from Using AI Facial Recognition

Rite Aid will be prohibited from using facial recognition technology for surveillance purposes for five years to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the retailer failed to implement reasonable procedures and prevent harm to consumers …
Employees, acting on false positive alerts, followed consumers around its stores, searched them, ordered them to leave, called the police to confront or remove consumers, and publicly accused them, sometimes in front of friends or family, of shoplifting or other wrongdoing, according to the complaint.


Wonder how many wrongful stops have happened. The lawsuits would pile up. With this FTC decision, the lawyers will be eating steak.

And fortunately with they didn’t have a cop like Derek Chauvin showing up for a fake $20 bill.