With new facial recognition technology, stores will soon be able to track the faces of shoplifters even if these criminals have never stolen from that particular store. This software will allow stores using the technology to have access to the faces of individuals who have shoplifted from any other store using the same system. This means that an individual can be prevented from shopping at a store that they have never even entered before based on an act committed in a completely unrelated store. Some believe that this is a great idea as these criminals should be prevented from committing crime again. Others believe that it is overreach and a breach of our rights. Facial recognition is already being used in many different areas. Taylor swift uses the technology to identify potential stalkers at her concerts, certain schools in Sweden use facial recognition to take attendance, and supermarkets in the UK are using this technology to determine the age of customers. People’s likeness are being captured and uploaded all over the world without consent from the unknowing public. The improvement and adoption of facial recognition technology leads to important questions. Should private companies be allowed to collect data on their customers (specifically facial recognition data) without informing them that they are doing so. Should private companies be allowed to do this at all? These are the kind of dilemmas that we will need to face in the near future. Let me know what you think in the comments.