Campaigners call for Met police to stop using facial recognition tech

12/09/2022 | Independent

A coalition of 14 campaign groups, including Big Brother Watch, Liberty and Black Lives Matter UK, have written an open letter to the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on his first day urging him to end the use of facial recognition technology. Called the technology "privacy-eroding, inaccurate and wasteful," the group claim misidentifications are generated  87% of the time. And if the "technology becomes more widespread, these incidents will become commonplace, resulting in further injustices and increased public mistrust of the Met."

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