Young fans enjoy a free rock concert in California. Major concert promoters in the United States are stepping back from plans to scan festival-goers with facial recognition technology. Photo: Alamy

Facial recognition: music promoters in US no longer so hot on technology that picked out wanted Jacky Cheung fans at concerts in China

  • Concert promoters AEG Presents and Live Nation appeared keen on using the controversial technology at US music festivals, but now say they’ve no such plans
  • Critics say the technology violates privacy and that images of concert goers’ faces could end up in the hands of police or immigration authorities
Topic |   Music
Young fans enjoy a free rock concert in California. Major concert promoters in the United States are stepping back from plans to scan festival-goers with facial recognition technology. Photo: Alamy
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