BBC – Met Police using “Orwellian” facial recognition surveillance in south London

Big Brother Watch Team / March 25, 2024

Met Police used live facial recognition surveillance in south London last week. Big Brother Watch’s senior advocacy officer Madeleine Stone said:

“Everyone wants dangerous criminals off the street, but papering over the cracks of a creaking policing system with intrusive and Orwellian surveillance technology is not the solution.

“Rather than actively pursuing people who pose a risk to the public, police officers are relying on chance and hoping that wanted people happen to walk in front of a police camera.”

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