UK experts condemn government facial recognition use, invoke threatened oversight role

A group of technology experts gave evidence to the House of Lords suggesting the use of live facial recognition technology by UK police is disproportionate, lacks a clear legal basis and has highly questionable efficacy, Computer Weekly reports. Their criticism included reference to the Biometrics Commissioner’s Office and trials the Surveillance Camera and Biometrics Commissioner oversees, just as the government is considering collapsing the dual role into the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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