Entries by Stuart Greenfield

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 […]

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THE £1.9BN COST OF RETAIL CRIME – BRC

  Violence remains a key issue this year. On average, 115 retail employees were attacked every day. The combined cost of spending on crime prevention and losses from crime to the industry is a staggering £1.9 billion. Over £700 million was lost to customer theft alone, a rise of 31% on the previous year.   […]