Facial recognition technology (FRT) is exploding in popularity in both the private and public sectors. The rate at which this technology is developing makes it especially rife with privacy and security risks. This first article in our three-part series on FRT discusses common uses of the technology, with input from Mastercard counsel on Mastercard’s approach to using the technology and mitigating its privacy and security risks. Part two will cover the legal framework for biometrics, and part three will contain advice on how to mitigate FRT risks. See “Navigating Today’s Biometric Landscape” (Apr. 3, 2019).