Canon smile recognition cameras

Occurred: June 2021

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Japanese technology company Canon is using 'smile recognition' cameras to ensure that only happy employees are permitted to enter or book conference rooms in its corporate offices in China.

The company stands accused of inappropriate surveillance and the manipulation of employee emotions.

Operator: Canon
Developer: Canon
Country: China
Sector: Technology
Purpose: Encourage workplace productivity
Technology: Computer vision; Smile recognition
Issue: Surveillance
Transparency:

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Published: October 2021