BBC Online – Big Brother Watch launches legal challenge against Met Police

Big Brother Watch Team / July 25, 2018

Big Brother launches its landmark legal challenge against the Metropolitan Police’s use of facial recognition. The High Court will now decide whether the case can proceed.

Director Silkie Carlo said: “When the police use facial recognition surveillance they subject thousands of people in the area to highly sensitive identity checks without consent.”

“We’re hoping the court will intervene, so the lawless use of facial recognition can be stopped. It is crucial our public freedoms are protected.”

Police facial recognition system faces legal challenge

 

The launch of the challenge was also featured in:

The Daily Telegraph: Police use of ‘Orwellian’ facial recognition cameras in legal challenge

The Independent: Facial recognition technology hit by legal challenge on eve of new London trial