UK police’s face recognition tech breaks human rights laws. Outlaw it, civil rights group urges Court of Appeal

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Automated facial recognition (AFR) use by British police forces breaches human rights laws, according to lawyers for a man whose face was scanned by the creepycam tech in Cardiff.

Put simply, connected to a database with the right information, AFR could be used to identify very large numbers of people in a given place at a given time, Dan Squires QC told the Court of Appeal of England and Wales in written arguments this morning.

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