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‘Conditioning an entire society’: the rise of biometric data technology

The use of our bodies to unlock access to services raises concerns about the trade-off between convenience and privacy

@ByRobDaviesTue 26 Oct 2021 03.00 EDT

In a school canteen in Gateshead, cameras scan the faces of children, taking payment automatically after identifying them with facial recognition. More than 200 miles away in North London, staff at a care home recently took part in a trial that used facial data to verify their Covid-19 vaccine status. And in convenience stores around the country, staff are alerted to potential shoplifters by a smart

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