BBC – Police guidance on facial recognition criticised by rights groups

Big Brother Watch Team / August 17, 2021

A suggested code of practice which covers police use of live facial recognition in England and Wales has been criticised by human rights groups.

Live facial-recognition systems compare faces captured on closed-circuit television with those on a watch-list, alerting officers to a match.

The campaign group Big Brother Watch called for the technology to be banned and said the code legitimised the use of an invasive surveillance technology.

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