Festivals worldwide are taking a stand against facial recognition in a bid to protect festival-goers privacy.
Festivals such as Shambala, Coachella, Euphoria, Electric Forest, Lucidity and many others have ensured face recognition is not in use.
Ban Face Recognition’s campaign website says: “[Face recognition] is an invasive and racially biased technology, which puts music fans at risk of being unjustly detained, harassed, or judged.
“24/7 mass surveillance will not keep people safe. Silence is complicit, so now we’re keeping the score.”
Ban Face Recognition’s website also lists the festivals that are still using facial recognition, making it easy to sort between those which are and aren’t on board with the new campaign.
In 2015, Download Festival was criticised for using “strategic” facial recognition technology, revealed by British police news and information website Police Oracle.