Face recognition tech ‘a danger’ as it tracks shoppers

CONTROVERSIAL live face recognition technology was deployed by central London police yesterday. Privacy campaigners warned of an "extension of surveillance status" because the Scotland Yard van & # 39; s were seen in the vicinity of the Oxford Circus tourist hotspot. It is believed that this is the second time the Metropolitan Police has used […]

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Face/On: London’s Met Police to use live facial recognition tech in targeted ops

The Metropolitan Police Service has announced that it will now use live face recognition technology (LFR) for targeted operations throughout the capital. A Met press release says the hardware will be a stand-alone system and will not be linked to existing imaging systems such as bodycams, ANPR and CCTV – although officers will collect data […]

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Privacy campaigners criticise Met Police launch of facial recognition technology

The decision to allow the Metropolitan Police to make operational use of live face recognition is called a "spot" in the government's human rights record by privacy campaigners. On Friday, the Met announced that it will use technology – after a number of trials – to help combat serious and violent crime, and also to […]

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EU plans five-year ban on use of facial recognition tech in public spaces

The EU is considering putting an end to the use of facial recognition technology in public places, while the European Commission is pushing for a tighter legal framework for its use. A leaked draft white paper, obtained by the Belgian non-profit think tank Euractiv, shows that the EU can see how the technology can be […]

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