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Comment: Use of facial-recognition system by Japan railway sparks controversy

By Sachiko Sakamaki
  • 12 Oct 2021 22:55
  • 12 Oct 2021 22:55
Japanese railroad company East Japan Railway recently faced media criticism over its planned use of a facial recognition system to detect former inmates, when it upgraded its security measures for the Tokyo Olympics. Although the company eventually refrained from using the system for now, the controversy highlighted the growing use of such technology

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Sachiko Sakamaki

Senior Correspondent, Tokyo


Sachiko covers antitrust, mergers and acquisitions, privacy and data security, as well as patent disputes related to connected cars. She has an undergraduate degree from Waseda University in Tokyo and a master's degree in communications from United States International (now Alliant International) University in California. She previously worked as a journalist for Time magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Post in Japan.

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