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The multi-national push to ban facial recognition in public spaces

As businesses and governments in the U.S. and across the globe implement facial recognition surveillance in public spaces, privacy advocates…

 

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,…

 

Big Brother Watch report suggests thermal screening tools in pandemic may have been unlawful

The scientific evidence to support the use of thermal screening to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic was…

 

Biometric data collection for advertising personalization comes under scrutiny

Advertisers in the UK want to analyze pedestrians’ biometrics, alongside GPS location, gender and age demographics, to create tailored advertiser…

 

Campaign groups demand new London police boss end facial recognition use on first day in job

Fourteen campaign groups including Big Brother Watch, Liberty and Black Lives Matter wrote an open letter to new London Metropolitan…

 

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…

 

‘Digital asbestos’: UK government departments are rolling back on contracts with Hikvision

Campaigners are increasing the pressure for the UK government to take action on Chinese state-affiliated surveillance equipment suppliers such as…

 

Facial recognition still gets mixed reception on retail floors

Two retailers in Australia have temporarily halted use of facial recognition systems on their floors as they are investigated for…

 

London police paying public to test live facial recognition during live operation

London Metropolitan Police have been paying members of the public £50 (US$59) to take part in live facial recognition testing…

 

Panel on use of facial recognition by UK police breaks issue down for lawmakers

Leaders from among civil society, police, academia and regulatory bodies convened at the London School of Economics last week to…

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