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A government technology laboratory said Tuesday it has delayed the launch of a video-tracking program to monitor passers-by at a major train station — originally scheduled to begin in April — due to “voices of concern” raised by citizens.

The project, designed by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, aimed to capture the faces and movements of people using around 90 cameras installed at JR Osaka Station, as part of ongoing research to determine appropriate evacuation measures in the event of a disaster.

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