Liberty challenges the legality of the Met Police's Gangs Violence Matrix

02/02/2022 | Liberty

Lawyers for Liberty and UNJUST have launched a legal challenge against the Metropolitan Police's controversial Gangs Violence Matrix. The database was first established following the 2011 London Riots as a watchlist for suspected gang members. Victims of the secretive database face exclusion from job applications. The challenge against the lawfulness of Matrix is based on the argument that it discriminates against people of colour, breaches human rights and data protection law.

Read Full Story
Met Police

What is this page?

You are reading a summary article on the Privacy Newsfeed, a free resource for DPOs and other professionals with privacy or data protection responsibilities helping them stay informed of industry news all in one place. The information here is a brief snippet relating to a single piece of original content or several articles about a common topic or thread. The main contributor is listed in the top left-hand corner, just beneath the article title.

The Privacy Newsfeed monitors over 300 global publications, of which more than 3,250 summary articles have been posted to the online archive dating back to the beginning of 2020. A weekly roundup is available by email every Friday.

Freevacy has been shortlisted in the Best Educator category.
The PICCASO Privacy Awards recognise the people making an outstanding contribution to this dynamic and fast-growing sector.