Mail on Sunday – Police in Manchester are caught using live facial recognition to spy on shoppers

‘Millions of shoppers had their faces secretly scanned by controversial high-tech cameras looking for criminals’.

Silkie Carlo, director of civil liberties group Big Brother Watch, said:

“The lawless growth of facial recognition surveillance in this country is chilling. These identity checkpoints are being quietly rolled out in public places with almost no public awareness, in complete absence of any public debate or even a legal basis.”

 

Mail on Sunday – Police in Manchester are caught using face-scan cameras as they spy on shoppers in the search for criminals

 

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Manchester Evening News – Police used controversial technology to monitor EVERY visitor to one of UK’s biggest shopping centres for six months

Manchester Evening News – The police have defended using secret spy cameras in the Trafford Centre – this is what they said

The Mirror – Police used controversial technology to monitor EVERY visitor to one of UK’s biggest shopping centres for six months