Jun 072017
 
 June 7, 2017  Surveillance

Graham Cluley writes:

Welsh police have arrested a man after real-time facial recognition software identified him as members of the public were monitored in and around Cardiff city centre.

The automatic facial recognition (AFR) technology – built by NEC – was put in place by South Wales Police at “strategic locations in and around the city centre” in the run-up to the UEFA Champion League final on June 3.

On May 31, the AFR technology – mounted on top of a police van – picked out the unnamed man, thought to be listed in a law enforcement database of some half a million custody images.

No details of what offences the man has been accused of have been released, but I can’t help but find the prospect of innocent people being further monitored in their movements decidedly creepy.

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