Daily Telegraph – Questions and concern over Kings Cross private facial recognition

Big Brother Watch Team / August 20, 2019

One of the main investors behind the London Kings Cross development has expressed concerns and stated that it is looking into the use of live facial recognition by the developer, Argent.

Our director Silkie Carlo, said:

“This goes to show that using oppressive surveillance methods puts off not only customers but investors. Eroding basic civil liberties is reputationally and economically damaging for companies, and harmful to democracies.

“There is now an overwhelming backlash to live facial recognition and growing calls for Government to ban it. It is completely out of place in a liberal democracy.”

Daily Telegraph – King’s Cross investor questions ‘extent and use’ of controversial facial recognition cameras

Also: BBC – King’s Cross investor seeks facial recognition answers