This project is the first in-depth study of issues raised by the use of facial recognition technology in public and commercial spaces. It investigates the emerging use of the technology in Australia and conducts a comparative study of key issues and concerns. It draws on in-depth interviews with industry representatives, policy makers, and public interest groups and surveys conducted in Australia and China to assess the social impact of the technology. Results include an analytical study of the issues raised by the technology and the empirical groundwork for communicating public concern to public and regulatory bodies. The findings will be presented in a research monograph, a public Web site, journal articles, interviews, and white papers.