Page 1 of Court battle over Police Face recognition
Big brother verses the individual looms once again, as a guy in South Wales is taking the police to court over the use of automatic face recognition in public places taking a note of his face. (one of three Police forces in the UK using this system, Lecestershire and London is the other two).
This is the first legal challenge in the UK over this CCTV system, as the guy says his face was taken during a protest against the arms trade, and and is now getting crowd funding by the public to take the Police to court over his (and our) human rights.
The AFC system can match faces against a criminal data base, and identify a person in real time. The case continues.
was this where a guy was going to be fined for not letting his photo be taken?
there was conflicting reports over this the other day, one was that his offence was hiding his face, the other was that it was the foul and abusive langue hurled at the police - hence public disorder offence.
the trial seemed to have some success, and it did capture some wanted people, but there's that argument if you have nothing to hide then why hide but what if the recognition gets it wrong?
Facebook and other social media platforms have been running this for years
"Facebook and other social media platforms have been running this for years"
I think the argument there, is implied consent. You can choose not to be on these platforms.
Although certainly in Facebook's case they track and collect information on people who are not part of their platform and therefore have given no such implied consent.
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Maybe if the Police win out in this case, then we will all have to wear Burqa's for privacy, with just a slot for our eyes peering out, and sunglasses on
Isn't the issue that this technology is more wrong than right?
And if it continues, it could go the same way as the si-fi film 'Minority report', where cameras see you, then recognise you, and adverts close by blast out your name, to get your attention. You would have no privacy at all.
Police free to set own limits on use of facial recognition because law has not caught up, court toldhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/facial-recognition-uk-police-legal-challenge-court-human-rights-a8927696.html