Police go-ahead for facial recognition cameras in London could break the law, government watchdog warns

The looming use of facial recognition cameras across London could fall foul of the law, the government’s own watchdog has warned.

Professor Paul Wiles, the biometrics commissioner, joined human rights groups and some MPs in criticising the announcement by the Metropolitan Police force.

He pointed out that an initial court ruling – clearing the way South Wales Police used the cameras – did not amount to a blank cheque for its widespread use.

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Source:  The Independent