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King’s Cross developers halt use of facial recognition technology

The developers behind London’s King’s Cross Central project have halted controversial plans to reimplement facial recognition technology at the site, they said in a statement on Monday. Last month, the developer revealed that its cameras “use a number of detection and tracking methods, including facial recognition.” It was among the first property-owners to admit using the […]

UK privacy advocates describe “epidemic” of facial recognition, as government opens investigation

UK privacy advocates describe “epidemic” of facial recognition, as government opens investigation

The use of facial recognition technology in Britain’s public spaces is reaching “epidemic” proportions, according to an investigation by the UK privacy group Big Brother Watch (BBW).  Their findings were published a day after news that the government’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the use of facial recognition surveillance in a major new shopping development in […]