Privacy advocates are calling on food banks to reconsider the use of facial recognition software over concerns about the potential risks it poses to users' privacy, dignity and security.
A number of London area food banks require users to submit face scans using the Face Donate app-based system, which has the ability to track purchases, in order to obtain food from shops using tokens.
Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, wants charities to stop using the system, claiming it's wrong to force people to “trade sensitive biometric data for food”.
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