Big Brother Watch response to Met use of facial recognition in Stratford, London

“This is outrageous. Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jones warned the Met and the Home Secretary that we’ll take legal action if they use facial recognition surveillance again. But they have obviously ignored the human rights issues and rather have concocted new plans to monitor Londoners in Stratford.

The lawless use of Orwellian surveillance is becoming increasingly alarming. It cannot be right that police are using surveillance that is almost entirely inaccurate, that they have no legal basis for, and that poses a major risk to our freedoms. We’d ask anyone concerned to support our CrowdJustice campaign so we can put a stop to this and protect their rights in the courts.”