Mapped: The State of Global Facial Recognition #infographic

Mapped: The State of Global Facial Recognition #infographic

From public CCTV cameras to airport biometric identification systems, facial recognition technology is now popular in growing numbers of locations around the world.

Facial recognition technology in its benignest form is a simple way to activate your smartphone. However, facial recognition is a key component of mass surveillance at the state level, and it already regularly affects half the world population.

Today's SurfShark visualizations identify 194 countries and regions based on surveillance scope.

In South America, the majority of facial recognition technology is designed to crack down on crime. It actually succeeded in Brazil to apprehend the second-most wanted fugitive from Interpol.

Facial Recognition StatusTotal Countries
In Use98
Approved, but not implemented12
Considering technology13
No evidence of use68
Banned
3
Mapped: The State of Global Facial Recognition #infographic

infographic by: www.visualcapitalist.com

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