Aug 15th 2018

Evening Standard – Met Police using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

The Metropolitan Police are rolling out on-the-spot fingerprint scanners, to scan and check people’s identities against criminal and immigration databases. Our Director was quoted on the  issue in the Evening Standard: “The growth of border-style security on our streets should be cause for concern to all of us. That police can now stop and scan […]

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Aug 10th 2018

The Guardian – Big Brother Watch view on internet regulation

Our Director wrote a comment piece in the Guardian on the arbitrary response of internet companies to internet regulation, specifically the banning of InfoWars. “When tech giants hold a monopoly on free speech online, that responsibility must be taken particularly seriously. But the way in which the tech giants have dealt with Infowars doesn’t appear […]

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Aug 10th 2018

Evening Standard – Big Brother Watch letter on Internet regulation

Our Director Silkie Carlo wrote a letter to the Evening Standard in response to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee’s recommendations in relation to internet and social media regulation, and chair Damien Collin’s comments on fake news. Letters: https://www.standard.co.uk/comment/letters/the-reader-patients-must-have-safeguards-if-brexit-blocks-medicines-a3908411.html

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Aug 7th 2018

The Metro – Police use of facial recognition at football matches

The Metro covered football fans’ concerns, and those of the Football Supporters Federation, about police use of facial recognition at football matches, and their backing of our campaign and legal challenge. Our Director was quoted on the authoritarian nature of facial recognition technology: “Facial recognition CCTV subjects members of the public to a constant police […]

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