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55%

of Russians are opposed to total face recognition by video surveillance systems

They believe that the use of such systems should be limited to finding intruders and recording dangerous situations. More than a third (35%) agree that all faces should be recognized.

According to the sociologists of HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector, young men 18-24 years old speak out against video supervision more frequently than other age groups. On the contrary, women of the same age support this control measure.

Number of Russians willing to accept face recognition by video surveillance systems (% of respondents, N=2007, August 2021)

Surveillance cameras capable of recognizing faces are installed in many Russian residential areas. Should such cameras recognize faces of all citizens, or should they be limited to searching for intruders and recording dangerous situations?

Source: HSE Centre for Studies of Civil Society and Nonprofit Sector, 2021

Author: Svetlana Saltanova, March 17