August 6, 2010 Non-U.S., Surveillance
British citizens are the most watched people on Earth. Each UK citizen is caught on camera an average of 3,000 times a week.
And it’s about to get worse.
New facial recognition cameras are now being trialled in car parks in a bid to identify potential car thieves.
NCP is testing the controversial ‘Big Brother’ cameras in a number of Manchester car parks.
Footage of people entering the company’s car parks will be automatically scanned. Their faces will be checked to see if they match pictures of known or suspected car thieves held on the company’s own database.
Read more in the Daily Mail.
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