UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech

From techcrunch.com

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After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down.

In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student body.

“We have determined that the potential benefits are limited and are vastly outweighed by the concerns of the campus community,” Beck wrote.

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