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‘No Justifiable Basis’ for Scottish Police to Invest in Live Facial Recognition Technology – Report

Scottish police have a 10-year strategy to roll-out Live Facial Recognition surveillance technology throughout the country by 2026. But their assessment that the impact on human rights would “likely be positive in nature” has just been contradicted by a parliamentary committee. Sputnik News, 12th February 2020

The report calls for a countrywide debate, assisted by parliament, over the use of LFR by both the public and private sector. In England, the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) announced its official roll-out of LFR on 24 January 2020, amid criticism from human rights groups who say LFR is overly-intrusive, results in too many false matches, and undermines fundamental freedoms.

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