The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made a statement regarding the facial recognition technology using artificial intelligence that Rite Aid used in hundreds of stores between 2012-2020 to prevent theft.

The statement said that the company misused facial recognition technology in a way that caused store employees to "unfairly" accuse customers of theft.

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Noting that the company did not take the necessary security measures when using the technology in question, the statement said that Rite Aid was banned from using this technology for 5 years on the grounds that it "did not follow reasonable procedures and prevent harm to consumers" when using facial recognition technology in its stores.

On the other hand, in a statement on its website, Rite Aid reported that it used facial recognition technology in a "limited number of stores" and stopped using it about 3 years ago.