Technology companies are rapidly developing ‘gait recognition’ to identify people by the way they walk, and even ‘cardiac recognition’ to identify people by their heart rhythms.
Our director Silkie Carlo warns,
These kind of things are aimed at non-consensual forms of surveillance. I think it’s terrifying. The worry is that, if the current attitude and approach is maintained of the UK being a free-for-all, a testing bed as it were, then there’s a really massive risk of this kind of thing seeping through society.
And if it does, it would be very difficult to step back.
Read more in The Telegraph.