Feb 062018
 
 February 6, 2018  Non-U.S., Surveillance

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.

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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.

 

Read more on The Register.

  One Response to “South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media”

  1. THIRTY FIVE false matches?

    “The London Metropolitan Police also used AFR at the most recent Notting Hill Carnival, there were reports of 35 false matches and one wrongful arrest”

    My god this should be headline news but the mass media and law enforcement could care less!