Parliamentarians write to ICO with facial recognition concerns

Big Brother Watch Team / December 22, 2023

Mark Johnson, Advocacy Manager, said:

“The Information Commissioner must urgently get a grip on the deluge of private facial recognition companies that are scanning and screening the public’s faces both in person and online. The ICO’s failure to take robust regulatory action to protect the public’s deeply sensitive data is a dereliction of duty and leaves us vulnerable to a range of harms, from being misidentified as a criminal on the high street, to being stalked and harassed online.

“Where privacy regulators in other countries battle to keep people’s personal data safe, the ICO is letting us down and this cannot continue.”


Read the letter in full here

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