Court says use of facial recognition by South Wales Police lawful

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A case brought by an individual, who argued his human right to privacy had been breached along with data protection law, by South Wales Police use of automated facial recognition, has been thrown out by the High Court stating that the Police had followed the rules and their use of facial recognition technology was lawful. …

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Will facial recognition ever be legal?

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In August, the Swedish data protection authority (i.e. the Swedish equivalent of the UK’s ICO), the Data Inspectorate, has issued a penalty fee of SEK 200,000 (approx. ¬£16,795) to a High School that trialled the use of facial recognition via camera to record student attendance in a class. Despite the system being used in a …

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ICO warns about privacy implications of live facial recognition

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In a recent blog, the Information Commissioner¬†highlights the ICO’s concerns with the use of live facial recognition technologies. The focus on the article relates to an ongoing case (R (Bridges) v Chief Constable of South Wales Police) which led to the ICO looking at how the police are trialing facial recognition technology and makes the …

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