125k people scanned by police cameras in London resulting in just nine arrrests
Five live facial recognition cameras used in Oxford Circus from February 27, 2020 to July 16, 2022, resulted in an estimated 125,786 faces scanned by the Met Police, according to their own figures.
Despite the large number of faces scanned by the cameras, only nine arrests were made over the course of the five operations.
Human rights groups fear the system has not been adequately tested to ensure its efficacy and may violate the privacy of members of the public.
Source: ‘Deeply concerning’: 125k people scanned by police cameras in London | Evening Standard