Sep 13th 2017

Big Brother Watch response to the publication of the Biometric Commissioner’s Annual Review & Government Response

In response to the publication of the Biometric Commissioner’s Annual Review and subsequent Government Response, Renate Samson, Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch said: “We welcome the Biometric Commissioner’s warnings and concerns about the ongoing creation and retention of facial biometrics and facial recognition technology by police forces across the country. “It is of very serious […]

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Aug 25th 2017

Big Brother Watch response to comments made by David Musker the Commander in Charge of Policing at Notting Hill Carnival

In response to comments made by David Musker the Commander in Charge of Policing at Notting Hill Carnival, Renate Samson Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch said: “We met once with the Metropolitan Police in 2016 regarding, what we were informed would be a trial of facial recognition at the 2016 Notting Hill Carnival. “We […]

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Aug 15th 2017

71% of police forces use body worn cameras but cannot show when footage is used in court – A Big Brother Watch Report

A report published by civil liberties and privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch reveals that 71% of UK police forces have spent £22,703,235 on 47,922 body worn cameras but are unable to show how many guilty pleas or convictions have been obtained based on footage from the technology. Body worn cameras have been billed by […]

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Jun 21st 2017

Reaction to the Queen’s Speech

Further to the Queen’s Speech Renate Samson Chief Executive of Big Brother Watch said: “Today’s Queen’s Speech has the potential to enhance our privacy, security and data rights with one hand, but equally runs the risk of diminishing them with the other. “Protecting our personal data is of increasing concern. But the Government’s recent track record […]

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