The Telegraph – Police trials of facial recognition technology should be banned immediately

Big Brother Watch Team / June 20, 2019

David Davis MP wrote an opinion piece in The Telegraph calling for a moratorium on the police’s use of live facial recognition, noting our investigation and revelations around the police’s use and our long-standing campaign against it.

He said:

“A similar moratorium on the use of live facial recognition here in the UK would be the wisest way forward.”

“We must not thoughtlessly let such technology become a ubiquitous part of modern life, eroding civil liberties in the UK for little gain and some risk.”

 

Read the full opinion piece: Police trials of facial recognition technology should be banned immediately