Not sure if this passed or not but Portland tried to ban retail use of facial recognition technology:
https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/202 ... he-us.html
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The bigger issue is the US retail model. Too many stores, too big of stores, too few employees in the stores, perceived labor cost too high, too many SKUs, all create a perfect storm for theft.storewanderer wrote: ↑July 29th, 2020, 10:35 pm[quote=veteran+ post_id=25714 time=1596029223 user_id=2822
Most theft is internal, for one.
The second category is Organized Theft.
Instead of paying CEO's those ridiculous salaries and benefits and giving those shareholders so much return, how about hiring more employees and providing extraordinary customer service?
Great customer service deters a lot of theft!
The issue here is organized theft and that is the whole point of these software programs. They try to catch the people going from store to store engaging in organized theft. This Rite Aid system isn't going to catch or target a teenager who steals a candy bar.
Perhaps, but you know how we humans abuse a good thing.