Jul 25th 2018

Big Brother Watch Begins Landmark Legal Challenge to Police Use of Facial Recognition Surveillance

Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jenny Jones have issued proceedings in the High Court, in a crowdfunded legal challenge to the Home Secretary and Metropolitan Police’s use of “Orwellian” facial recognition cameras. The civil liberties group has issued a claim in the High Court requesting permission to proceed with a judicial review of the Metropolitan […]

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Jun 28th 2018

Big Brother Watch response to the Biometrics Strategy

Director Silkie Carlo said: “The Government’s biometrics strategy is a major disappointment. After five years of waiting, it reads like a late piece of homework with a remarkable lack of any strategy. While Big Brother Watch and others are doing serious work to analyse the rights impact of the growing use of biometrics, the Home Office […]

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Jun 28th 2018

Big Brother Watch response to Met use of facial recognition in Stratford, London

“This is outrageous. Big Brother Watch and Baroness Jones warned the Met and the Home Secretary that we’ll take legal action if they use facial recognition surveillance again. But they have obviously ignored the human rights issues and rather have concocted new plans to monitor Londoners in Stratford. The lawless use of Orwellian surveillance is becoming […]

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Jun 25th 2018

HMRC takes 5 million taxpayers’ Voice IDs without consent

Big Brother Watch’s investigation reveals: Over 5.1 million taxpayers’ biometric voiceprints have been taken without consent Big Brother Watch accuses HMRC of creating “biometric ID cards by the back door” The ICO is now investigating Millions of taxpayers’ voiceprints may have been shared with other Government departments HM Revenue and Customs has collected 5.1 million […]

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