Stores have recently started using facial recognition for security purposes, using the technology to track facial records of shoplifters in order to prevent any future threats. Stores share this information with one another in a network so as to make sure all shopkeepers have a record of potential shoplifters. This proves to be beneficial for businesses, yet has raised concern about potential overreach with the technology. People are questioning whether or not the logging of facial records could potentially be a violation of personal privacy, and are concerned with the lack of the ability for an average person to “walk around anonymous, without fearing that you’re being tracked and identified.” The system of logging shoplifters facial records provides shopkeepers in multiple locations with the information, so could stop someone from going into not only the store that they shoplifted from, but other stores in the area. Some potential problems with this deal with the fact that there are many occurrences of false accusation, especially due to the fact that there currently aren’t any rules or standards that govern how companies can use this technology. Without any regulation across the industry, people are concerned with the potential for abuse by store owners and argue that there need to be further rules/limits on how this technology can be used as it grows to be more popular. Though there are clear benefits to how facial recognition can benefit shopkeepers in this scenario, there is definitely potential for problems and the technology needs further regulation.