At stake is the role facial recognition will play as society weighs the importance of security over civil liberties. Though millions of consumers use the technology every day through the Face ID feature on their iPhones, opponents worry that the public use of facial recognition is an invasion of your personal privacy.
Others warn that the algorithms are flawed, often showing bias against women and minorities. 2020 saw its share of headlines on the topic.
A number of lawsuits and legislative measures mean the debate over the use of facial recognition is poised to ramp up.