Hiroshi Miyashita, a professor of constitutional law at Chuo University, commenting after JR East suspended a program to use facial recognition to track ex-convicts who turn up at its stations. A company official said the decision was made because a social consensus has not yet been reached on the issue.© Asahi Shimbun
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A private-sector company such as JR East should never be allowed to register and use facial information about those who have served prison terms.
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