That's no dummy: Mannequins watch shoppers, gather data
But is new retail technology legal?
- Duration 3:01
- Date Nov 24, 2012
But is new retail technology legal?
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Welcome back we're hitting the stores today -- where somebody may be watching you knew mannequins like this one are springing up its stores across the world and -- most striking item.
They're wearing it's a secret camera with facial recognition software that can identify your age or gender.
In your race.
But is this legal for retailers to use joining us for fair and balanced debate on this -- least -- Fox News legal analyst and jobs billboard defense attorney and former prosecutor agreed to see guys.
We miss Thanksgiving weekend.
Are a lot of people on out there you -- -- stores on a regular basis -- these cameras hidden all over the place how is this any different.
Well if there is a little bit different because you do have an expectation of privacy in -- a sign out that says to you.
We have cameras in my little movement station might go to and on the train every morning there was -- camera the says.
We're gonna we're looking at -- But unless you have that kind of noticed.
I don't think the right to be -- you and and for what for -- on -- vision for our right to privacy -- in my own store right on the store I want I want to have lost prevention I don't want you stealing things for me wanna be able to have security this is my -- this is in your home public park why can't have a camera you're not tell -- about it and the key -- the expectation of privacy I think it's gone I think we've lost the expectation of privacy.
Unless sort of -- him adjustment or in your own home.
Because the -- cameras even -- the creepy.
They're not collecting anything that and another eye in the sky couldn't collect on you which you look at how long a clear and I don't know where they're out that they didn't but not a lot -- And I mean let's just yeah we're always get the average American is on camera seventy time of the day there and in this building in the elevators are -- where -- -- not home I didn't know there is either -- -- notice out -- say that you've got the man considered -- what we just going without -- I don't -- what is it lurching that that's what's going to -- -- that shocked even -- the -- I don't look at that it.
Say something happened here where someone I don't know I -- picture this happens with steal something right right you find out later that there's video surveillance of them.
Could they have any sort of legal recourse and get this thing thrown out because the whole case pins on this one he's essentially I -- search and seizure absolutely they could.
Get -- thrown out because if there's again.
No no -- you've got to get people notice that -- watching them.
If you don't get that notice your business owner and don't get that notice then I would say there's argument at least this expectation of privacy.
What -- hows this any different like a nanny cam in my house really you know I'm not gonna have -- but -- -- it.
A mini camps set up those a lot of people have right there away from their worth -- that the nanny at home of the got a baby -- home.
Do they have to let that nanny know that they're on camera when they're on the house.
Biggest difference there's that's your house -- you can I mean there are eavesdropping laws that still would apply to that that when you're in a public place I think the fact if you have visible cameras.
And just signed it -- -- on video surveillance.
You have to say it's in the -- at the man the man economics is not visible that's the whole point it's not visible you've got to manic and you think you're just looking at a mannequin lots of visible -- -- night and she's.
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