09 Mar Calls Against Use of Facial Recognition by British Police Mounting
Members of the House of Lords recently criticized the planned use of Automated Facial Recognition technology (AFR) by the British police, calling it a “step too far”.
It is said that the UK government does not have policy ideas or laws in place for the implementation of AFR in a way that respects the data rights of its citizens.
Liberal Democrat peer Paul Scriven said that government proposals on the matter were terribly unregulated, with a ‘make it up as you go’ policy on the collection of citizen images.
Meanwhile, Baroness Jenny Jones of the Green Party urged for an immediate ban on the use of AFR until the necessary legislative infrastructure is put in place.
Source: Digit FYI