26/06/2020

The Guardian

UK police's facial recognition technology breaches human rights laws

The use of automated facial recognition technology by UK police in public places breaches privacy rights the court of appeal has been told by lawyers for a man whose face was scanned while Christmas shopping in Cardiff in 2017. The Register reports that further evidence put forward by the ICO’s legal representation submits that laws governing the police’s use of facial recognition “do not meet the law requirement under Article 8 or that requirement set out in section 35 of the Act.”

Update 1: The lawyer representing the South Wales Police argues Police use of the LFT is legal and blames the ICO for dragging the course into the matter. 

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