Face surveillance is being used in public places by UK police and private companies. The use of this intrusive technology is undemocratic, with no law controlling its use or any consideration by parliament. Individual police forces and private companies able to act however they want in using face surveillance.
Director Silkie Carlo said:
“We’ve skipped some real fundamental steps in the debate. Policymakers have arrived so late in the discussion and don’t fully understand the implications and the big picture.”
The New York Times – Real-Time Surveillance Will Test the British Tolerance for Cameras