Rebecca Hill reports:
South Wales Police deployed facial recognition technology in Cardiff this weekend, making multiple arrests using the controversial kit.
The force has been using an automated facial recognition (AFR) system since June last year, when it launched a pilot during the Champions League finals week.
Campaigners have also voiced concerns about the fact innocent people’s faces are being scanned against criminal databases, arguing this is edging the UK closer to a surveillance state.
“It is a great infringement of fans’ rights,” said Silkie Carlo, director of Big Brother Watch, adding that the police “have no clear basis” for using the tech.
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