Facial Recognition Technology: High Court gives judgment – UK Human Rights Blog

‘R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Secretary of State for the Home Department [2019] EWHC 2341 (Admin). The High Court has dismissed an application for judicial review regarding the use of Automated Facial Recognition Technology (AFR) and its implications for privacy rights and data protection.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 12th September 2019

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Police use of facial recognition is legal, Cardiff high court rules – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2019 in data protection, facial mapping, news, police, privacy by sally

‘Police use of automatic facial recognition technology to search for people in crowds is lawful, the high court in Cardiff has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 4th September 2019

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Lip-reading CCTV will have people ‘cupping hands over their mouths’ in street, warns surveillance watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘People will be left “cupping their hands over their mouths” in the street if new lip-reading CCTV is not reined in, the Government’s surveillance watchdog has warned. Tony Porter, the Surveillance Camera Commissioner, said in future people would have to guard their conversations from prying cameras in the same manner as football managers on live TV, unless ministers act to regulate emerging intrusive technologies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2019

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Regulator looking at use of facial recognition at King’s Cross site – The Guardian

‘Information commissioner says use of the technology must be “necessary and proportionate.”‘

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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South Wales police to use facial recognition apps on phones – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2019 in facial mapping, news, police, Wales by tracey

‘South Wales police are to have a facial recognition app installed on their phones to identify suspects without having to take them to a police station.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2019

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Facial recognition trials should stop, MPs say – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2019 in bills, facial mapping, forensic science, news, police, privacy by tracey

‘Police forces must stop using facial recognition technology until a legal framework for its use is set up, MPs have said.’

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The Independent, 19th July 2019

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Police face calls to end use of facial recognition software – The Guardian

‘Police are facing calls to halt the use of facial recognition software to search for suspected criminals in public after independent analysis found matches were only correct in a fifth of cases and the system was likely to break human rights laws.’

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The Guardian, 3rd July 2019

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Watchdog criticises ‘chaotic’ police use of facial recognition – The Guardian

‘Police forces are pushing ahead with the use of facial recognition systems in the absence of clear laws on whether, when or how the technology should be employed, a watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2019

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Facial recognition tech: watchdog calls for code to regulate police use – The Guardian

‘The information commissioner has expressed concern over the lack of a formal legal framework for the use of facial recognition cameras by the police. A barrister for the commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, told a court the current guidelines around automated facial recognition (AFR) technology were “ad hoc” and a clear code was needed.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2019

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Police facial recognition surveillance court case starts – BBC News

‘The first major legal challenge to police use of automated facial recognition surveillance begins in Cardiff later.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2019

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Facial recognition tech ‘should be dropped over race issues’ – BBC News

‘Black and minority ethnic people in the UK could be falsely identified and questioned as police have not tested facial recognition systems on enough non-white faces, say campaigners.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2019

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Facial recognition wrongly identifies public as potential criminals 96% of time, figures reveal – The Independent

‘Facial recognition technology has misidentified members of the public as potential criminals in 96 per cent of scans so far in London, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 7th May 2019

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Before facial recognition tech can be used, it needs to be limited – The Independent

‘New research on facial recognition technology trials by police calls for tighter regulation to protect human rights.’

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The Independent, 21st February 2019

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Police ‘hamstrung’ by outdated technology in fight against crime, Cressida Dick warns – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in crime prevention, facial mapping, news, offensive weapons, police by tracey

‘Britain’s most senior police officer has said officers are “hamstrung” by outdated technology while the “bad guys” race ahead. Cressida Dick, commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said the government had repeatedly called on the police service to transform itself and make use of new technology, but failed to provide the national leadership needed to do it.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2018

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Police facial recognition system faces legal challenge – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2018 in closed circuit television, facial mapping, human rights, news, police by tracey

‘A legal challenge against the use of automatic facial recognition technology by police has been launched by a civil liberties group.’

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BBC News, 25th July 2018

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Police face legal challenge over ‘authoritarian’ facial recognition technology – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 15th, 2018 in facial mapping, news, photography, police by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing a legal challenge over its use of facial recognition technology to spot potential suspects in crowds. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch on Thursday launched what it described as a landmark legal challenge, with the backing of Baroness Jenny Jones.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th June 2018

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Police mugshot deletion scheme criticised for lack of transparency – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2018 in criminal records, facial mapping, news, police, select committees by sally

‘Thousands of innocent people who have been questioned by police may not know they can have their mugshots deleted, a Commons report has warned.’

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BBC News, 25th May 2018

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UK police use of facial recognition technology a failure, says report – The Guardian

Posted May 15th, 2018 in computer programs, facial mapping, news, police, reports by sally

‘Police attempts to use cameras linked to databases to recognise people from their face are failing, with the wrong person picked out nine times out 10, a report claims.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2018

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Police launch mugshots database to catch criminals who move around the country – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2012 in data protection, facial mapping, news, photography, police, recidivists by sally

“Detectives say face-matching technology is a ‘game changer’, but doubts remain on what data should be held.”

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The Independent, 12th November 2012

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Interpol wants facial recognition database to catch suspects – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2008 in facial mapping, immigration, news by sally

“Interpol is planning to expand its role into the mass screening of passengers moving around the world by creating a face recognition database to catch wanted suspects.”

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The Guardian, 20th October 2008

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