Privacy & Data Security Law News

Human-Rights Group Loses Welsh Fight Over Facial Recognition

Sept. 4, 2019, 11:35 AM

Human rights group Liberty called for a ban on the use of facial-recognition technology after it lost a Welsh case that could have wider implications across the U.K.

Liberty said the court in Cardiff deemed the current legal framework governing facial recognition was adequate, even though it interferes with the privacy rights of anyone viewed by a camera. As many as 500,000 people may have been scanned by South Wales Police since 2017, the campaign group said, in explaining why it supported the case before the Welsh High Court.

“This disappointing judgment does not reflect the very serious threat that...

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