8 Feb 2024

Foodstuffs to roll out new facial recognition software

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 8 February 2024

New facial recognition software is be being rolled out in New World and PAK'nSAVE supermarkets across the North Island from Thursday.

Up to 25 stores will be part of a six-month trial. Foodstuffs says the trial is in response to retail crime, which the company says up 34 percent from the previous 3 months from October to December.

Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.