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Former UK Biometrics Commissioner joins Facewatch in advisory role

Fraser Sampson the former UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner, has been appointed to a non-executive director role by retail…

Sep 4, 2023

UK Home Office accused of lobbying for Facewatch: report

Troubles continue for biometric security company Facewatch, known for deploying facial recognition surveillance in retail stores across the UK. New…

Jul 31, 2023

Facewatch caught in more controversy after closed-door meeting with UK Home Office

Biometric security company Facewatch, which has been facing backlash for deploying facial recognition surveillance in retail stores across the UK,…

Jul 14, 2023

Missing the mark on messaging about retail facial recognition use sparks backlash

Clear communication about the use of biometrics in retail environments is even more important than in places like airports, at…

Apr 25, 2023

UK civil society considers which AI controversies we need, goes back to the LFR well

UK lawmakers have written Frasers Group, which owns several retail chains, to condemn its use of live facial recognition and…

Apr 3, 2023

Facewatch facial recognition declared compliant with UK data protection law

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says facial recognition vendor Facewatch complies with UK Data Protection laws, allowing retailers to continue…

Mar 28, 2023

Facewatch gets UK Code of Practice certification for live retail facial recognition

Facewatch’s live facial recognition for retail theft prevention has been declared compliant with the UK’s Surveillance Camera Code of Practice…

Mar 22, 2023

Facewatch to stop using Hikvision amid controversy over UK retail biometrics

Retailers across the UK are increasingly turning to facial recognition technology to combat shoplifting amid a rise in thefts and…

Aug 15, 2022

Facewatch counters Big Brother Watch’s biometric surveillance claims, plans expansion

Face biometrics company Facewatch was recently under the spotlight when privacy advocate NGO Big Brother Watch filed a legal complaint…

Dec 14, 2020

Facial recognition deployed in convenience stores in Mexico, England, Singapore

Convenience stores around the world are turning to facial recognition and computer vision to reduce theft and facilitate biometric payments,…

Oct 19, 2020

Transparency for public-private biometric deals? Not in the UK, at least

If every biometrics-gathering partnership between government and businesses was fully transparent, the idea of never ending, large scale facial recognition…

Jul 6, 2020

Alarm systems upgraded with Facewatch biometric facial recognition for workplace security

Monitor Computer Systems has partnered with Facewatch to provide the Sentinel alarm monitoring system with facial biometrics to strengthen workplace…

May 15, 2020

Facial recognition for reduced workplace contact launched by Invixium, Reflexis and Facewatch

Invixium has upgraded two biometric workforce management hardware with fever detection and the introduction of software for touchless operation. The company…

Feb 12, 2020

Facewatch, Vista CCTV deliver GDPR-compliant biometric surveillance solution for retail, hospitality

Facewatch is working with Vista CCTV to bring to market a GDPR-compliant biometric facial recognition solution for the retail and…

Dec 6, 2019

Surveillance cameras to reach 1 billion by 2021 as face biometrics for police, schools, retail roll out

There will be one billion surveillance cameras in operation around the world by 2021, up nearly 30 percent from 770…

Dec 3, 2019

Distributor agreement, $11M funding, and new vending machines for retail biometrics announced

A distribution agreement with Facewatch brings facial recognition to UK CCTV camera and components distributor DVS’ installer and reseller network…

Jun 27, 2019

Facewatch biometric retail theft prevention trial concludes with endorsement from store operator

Biometric facial recognition technology from Facewatch has been endorsed by convenience store operator Paul Wilks following a successful trial at…

Jun 26, 2017

New Facewatch CEO to lead retail roll-out of facial recognition-based crime prevention tool

Following the closing of a £1.41 million investment round, Nick Fisher, the newly appointed CEO of Facewatch, is set to…

Aug 24, 2016

Allevate teams with Facewatch to provide Brazilian retail security offering

Allevate recently announced the launch of its “Face-Searcher service”, designed to enable both small and larger organizations to utilize facial…

Dec 17, 2015

UK stores testing biometrics based ‘thief recognition’ solution

Facewatch, a system that helps UK stores identify criminals by locally creating and sharing watch lists of pictures of shoplifters…

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