Two Avec-stores in the Zurich main railway station, it have power to pre -: In April, the modern sales boxes had opened during two days of round-the-clock, and came out without a cashier and seller. The goal of Avec-owner of Valora: to shop faster for the customer, the shopping cart is entered via the App, and maximizing profits for the company due to staff reduction.

Also, the branches of the Migros subsidiary Migrolino will in the future have open around the clock, and – at least partially – without the staff to get along. For Migrolino is planning so-called micro-shops: shops with only 50 to 80 square meters. For comparison: Today, the Migrolino stores 100 to 200 square meters large.

the protection of the youth in focus

during the day should be occupied in this new Migrolino Shops with employees that provide for replenishment. At night, however, you should get by without staff – and self-service stations. The System is similar to the Avec Box: For access and purchase, the customer will need an App that identifies your age, and permission. So, it could be ensured that alcohol is not in the hands of Minors do.

So that customers have access to 24-hour Shop, called Migrolino CEO Markus Laenzlinger (59) in a recent Interview with the German “Lebensmittel Zeitung” as a further solution is the facial recognition when you Enter the store. “The issue of age sharing for tobacco and alcohol, we need to have a handle on. No client is under 18 years of age, you may be able to buy these products,” says Laenzlinger. As the technical implementation looks like in concrete terms is still unclear.

comes to A question of data protection

However, until the face detection application, there are many legal aspects to be clarified. Privacy advocates fear already an end to the anonymity. What is clear is that faces may be analyzed without the explicit consent of the customer. At the same time, it is missing in the Federal data protection act, but the detailed policies – i.e. what is allowed and what is not.

The Federal law on data protection (DSG) from the year 1993, when the Internet was still in its infancy, is not anymore. Swiss citizens should receive, therefore, with a complete revision to better protect their data: companies that collect data, to inform the persons concerned in the future about the survey. The Revision is currently being discussed in Parliament. (zas)