Aug 16th 2019

Facial Recognition ‘Epidemic’ in the UK

An investigation by Big Brother Watch has uncovered a facial recognition ‘epidemic’ across privately owned sites in the UK. The civil liberties campaign group has found major property developers, shopping centres, museums, conference centres and casinos using the technology in the UK. Millions of shoppers scanned Their investigation uncovered the use of live facial recognition […]

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Jul 23rd 2019

Rights groups call for urgent reform on police “digital strip searches” of victims

10 campaign groups are calling on police for urgent reform, including Big Brother Watch, Amnesty International, Centre for Women’s Justice, End Violence Against Women, Fawcett Society, JUSTICE, Liberty, Privacy International, Southall Black Sisters, The Survivors Trust Big Brother Watch is today launching a report in parliament claiming the police’s new policy is “unlawful” and needs […]

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Jul 10th 2019

UK mass surveillance challenged in Europe’s highest human rights court

  Campaign groups Big Brother Watch and others challenge UK Government mass surveillance before Grand Chamber at European Court of Human Rights UK Government admits to bulk interception and automated processing to search for “unknown unknowns” Government lawyers admit even confidential emails sent by the court would be caught in the UK’s surveillance dragnet Today, […]

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Jul 3rd 2019

Big Brother Watch response to “utterly damning” review of police facial recognition

Director of Big Brother Watch, Silkie Carlo, said: This report is an utterly damning conclusion to the police’s dangerous experimentation with live facial recognition. It confirms what we have long warned – it’s inaccurate, lawless, and must be stopped urgently. This message is now coming not just from us, but from the independent reviewers commissioned […]

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