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Automatic facial recognition challenged in UK court

Automatic facial recognition challenged in UK court
Friday 24
0:30 2019

You're a law-abiding citizen. How would you feel if your face was scanned by police cameras and your biometric details collected in a mass surveillance programme? Would it bother you? It bothered Ed Bridges, who was scanned by a vehicle-mounted Automatic Facial Recognition (AFR) camera while Christmas shopping in South Wales in 2017. But it really bothered him when, the following year, he was again scanned at a protest against the arms trade. "On that occasion, the van was parked opposite the crowd," Bridges told Al Jazeera. "I felt it was there to sort of intimidate people and dissuade them ...

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Summary: Collecting biometric data such as facial scans in mass surveillance schemes undermines human rights, say activists.

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