We’ve got to stop the Met Police’s dangerously authoritarian facial recognition surveillance

Director Silkie Carlo writes in the Metro about the latest deployment of automated facial recognition technology by the Met Police:

“We’re not comfortable with young black men being targeted and humiliated because of ‘technical mistakes’. We’re not comfortable with biometric photos of thousands of innocent people being taken and stored on police databases for no reason. And we’re not comfortable with millions of Londoners being watched, tracked and identified by facial recognition cameras in our city.”

We’ve got to stop the Met Police’s dangerously authoritarian facial recognition surveillance