The Islington Tribune reports that a London school has discovered hidden CCTV cameras in the children’s toilets. It is thought the cameras were put in place under the previous Head Teacher. It is unclear whether the cameras are a deeply misguided feature of wider CCTV use around the school, or something more concerning. Police have […]
France 24 examines the growth of facial recognition surveillance in the UK, quoting Big Brother Watch’s views on the ‘epidemic’. Read more on France 24.
Chinese CCTV company, Hikvision, is widely used across the UK. The company invited further controversy by offering racial profiling in its surveillance analytics suite. Our director, Silkie Carlo, said: The development of facial recognition cameras that pick out people based on their ethnicity, race and gender is unthinkably dangerous. These AI surveillance cameras are perfect […]
The Information Commissioner’s Office has released a report stating that police use of facial recognition technology may have been unlawful. It has raised concerns that the technology has been used when it has not been ‘strictly necessary’ and called for a regulatory framework to ensure ‘governed, targeted and intelligence-led’ deployment, rather than the current ‘blanket’ […]
South Wales Police have committed to using facial recognition software to scan football fans attending at match at Swansea’s Liberty stadium in order to identify ‘potential troublemakers.’ The last time this technology was used in 2017, it incorrectly flagged over 2,500 fans and send their photos to the police. Angry fans have vowed to wear […]