Entries by Facewatch

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Facial Recognition: Fiona Barton QC and Facewatch present

In an open debate at The Temple in London the issues of facial recognition and its use by the Police was debated by Fiona Barton QC. Facewatch was invited to speak to allow the invited barristers to learn more about this important crime deterrent. Presentations by Nick Fisher and our Data Protection officer,Dave Sumner, were […]

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Daily Telegraph – Pros and cons of Facial Recognition

By Charles Hymas Home Affairs Editor (The Daily Telegraph) https://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/charles-hymas/ Please accept statistics, marketing cookies to watch this video. When you enter Paul Wilks’ supermarket in Aylesbury, a facial recognition camera by the door snaps your image and then checks it against a “watchlist” of people previously caught shoplifting or abusing staff. If you are […]


Guardian Newspaper reports on the rise of facial recognition technology

We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology Facial recognition It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers? Hannah Devlin  @hannahdev Sat 5 Oct 2019 10.00 BSTLast modified on Sat 5 Oct 2019 13.17 BST  ‘If you’ve got something to be […]

2020 Olympics in Tokyo will use facial recognition technology

BY STEPHEN SHANKLAND SEPTEMBER 11, 2019  Hundreds of terminals from Intel and NEC will scan the faces of athletes, sponsors, volunteers and other accredited people at the next summer Olympics.   If you’re an athlete, sponsor, journalist or volunteer at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, you’ll be using a facial recognition system from Japanese electronics giant NEC and […]

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The risks and rewards of facial recognition in retail – Retail Week reports

By Grace Bowden 27 August 2019 Facial recognition technology burst into the headlines this month following an exposé in the Financial Times about its use in London’s King’s Cross. The Information Commissioner’s Office has launched an investigation into the use of the technology, which scanned pedestrians’ faces across the 67-acre site comprising King’s Cross and St […]

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The High Court said the use of facial recognition tech by police was legal

Reported by:Rowland Manthorpe Technology correspondent @rowlsmanthorpe Wednesday 4 September 2019 12:45, UK Sky News Facial recognition can be legally used by police forces in the UK, judges have ruled. As the world’s first case against the controversial technology concluded, two leading judges dismissed the case brought by human rights campaign group Liberty on behalf of Ed […]