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Casino To Trial Facial-Recognition Technology

SURVEILLANCE—NEW ZEALAND

June 27, 2013

Auckland’s SkyCity Casino will trial facial-recognition technology in an effort to prevent gambling addicts from entering, Radio New Zealand reports. The technology uses a database of images to identify those who have been banned or have opted to restrict themselves from casinos. Gehan Gunasekara, a specialist in information privacy law at Auckland University, said protection is needed to be sure data isn’t shared with other agencies for other purposes.
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