UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds
The report, from the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy, at the University of Cambridge, says live facial recognition technology (LFR) should be banned from use in streets, airports and any public spaces – the very areas where police believe it would be most valuable.
LFR involves linking cameras to databases containing photos of people. Images from the cameras can then be checked against those photos to see if they match.
Critics warn it could lead to abuses of human rights on a huge scale, including against rights such as protest and freedom of assembly.
Source: UK police use of live facial recognition unlawful and unethical, report finds | Facial recognition | The Guardian