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Japan's 2020 Olympics may use facial recognition as security

Japan could be using facial recognition security as a means of regulating officials in and out of facilities

Jak Connor | Dec 31, 2017 at 1:56 am CST (0 mins, 49 secs time to read)

As we get closer to the next Olympics, Japan is searching for new ways to beef up the security of their facilities but at the same time make sure that the increase of security doesn't hinder the process of getting inside of the Olympic venues.

Japan's 2020 Olympics may use facial recognition as security |

The Japan Times has reported that sources close to the Olympic committee have said that there is speculation of facial recognition type technology to be used as security for the expected 300,000 to 400,000 attendees. If chosen as the select approach it has been said that it will not be used on spectators but instead could reduce the wait time of attendees such as officials and coaches.

There has been no official confirmation of if this technology will be implemented, so all concerns revolving around privacy have not been addressed yet. As we move closer to the beginning of the 2020 Olympics it is assumed that we will be updated with a confirmation announcement for if facial recognition is go or not.

Last updated: Apr 6, 2020 at 04:46 pm CDT

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