Jul 6th 2018

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 […]

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May 15th 2018

Police Facial Recognition Is An Authoritarian And Oppressive Surveillance Tool

Policy and Legal Officer Griff Ferris writes about how the police use of facial recognition technology threatens our civil liberties and what steps need to be taken to protect them. “UK police facial recognition is lawless, undemocratic, and dangerously inaccurate. Police must stop using it now.”   Police Facial Recognition Is An Authoritarian And Oppressive […]

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Mar 21st 2018

Cambridge Analytica Is A Symptom Of The Bigger Facebook Problem

Our Director Silkie Carlo explains why the business model of social media companies is the real danger to people’s privacy. “It makes little sense to be outraged about microtargeting by Cambridge Analytica and yet be entirely comfortable with the global surveillance machine that is Facebook”   Cambridge Analytica Is A Symptom Of The Bigger Facebook […]

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