Police ‘hamstrung’ by outdated technology in fight against crime, Cressida Dick warns – The Independent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‘Britain’s most senior police officer has said officers are “hamstrung” by outdated technology while the “bad guys” race ahead.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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