ORG claim facial recognition by police lacks consent and oversight

15/02/2023 | Open Rights Group

An article by the Open Rights Group (ORG) describes the activities of Police using facial recognition technology as an indiscriminate and disproportionate incursion of privacy. The post relates to a session hosted by the Wales cross-party group on digital rights on surveillance chaired by Sarah Murphy MS, with contributions from campaigner Ed Bridges, Madeleine Stone from Big Brother Watch, and researcher Stephanie Hare. Speaking about the inherent problems with facial recognition, Bridges said; it lacks consent, makes people feel like they are being criminalised, and is inherently biased, with numerous studies identifying how the technology is less effective at recognising female and non-white faces.

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