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August 12, 2022

Call for participants: What do you know about facial recognition technology?

Call for participants: What do you know about facial recognition technology?

This research aims to assist in building knowledge surrounding the boundaries of surveillance within society and evaluate current public opinion against current legislation and surveillance infrastructures to inform privacy and surveillance policies and promote transparency and accountability of institutions that employ such technology. 

The research team are looking for individuals (18-years-and-over) who reside in Victoria, Australia, to participate in this research project to gain a more comprehensive understanding of factors shaping public opinion regarding the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in public spaces. 

Participants will be asked to take part in a multiple-choice online survey (approx. 10-15 minutes). Participants will be asked about their opinions, attitudes, and acceptance towards law enforcement’s deployment of facial recognition technology in public spaces. Please note that survey participation and responses will remain anonymous. 

The survey can be accessed here.

The survey will close in the first week of September. 

If you are interested or know of anyone who made be interest in participating in this research study, please feel free to share the survey link. Please scan the QR code below to access the Plain Language Statement. This document will contain detailed information about the research project and further address ethical considerations. You will be directed to the survey questions only once you have acknowledged and understood to Plain Language Statement and provided consent.   

Feel free to contact Dr. Emma Ryan ([email protected]), should you require further information or have any questions regarding the research project. This study has received Deakin University ethics approval: HAE-22-046. 

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