It's not illegal when the government does it.
Who else is waiting to hear that gem ?
The UK government should slap a "moratorium on the current use of facial recognition technology, with "no further trials" until there is legal framework in place, a Parliamentary committee has warned today. In an excoriating report (PDF), the Science and Technology Committee expressed a series of concerns over the government's …
>The ECHR is nowt to do with the EU.
Saintly Theresa said we were also leaving the ECHR (and Euratom etc)
The ECHR isn't part of the Eu but being a member is a requirement of being in the Eu.
So one of the 'benefits' of leaving the Eu is that you are free to leave the ECHR (or more likely you remain in it but ignore all its rulings)
Latest call to halt creepy tech likely to fall on deaf ears
Of course it will be ignored. The tech requires visual recognition and not listening to anything you say. If you want someone to listen, then you need an integrated Siri/Alexa/Google. However, then the NHS may want to have a say in that too because they ensured that no private information would be exposed while listening to the
Or, maybe, just maybe, the ones who should be listening, already have appointments with NHS personnel to have their heads checked out. You may simply ask Alexa for their whereabouts. No need to use facial recognition.
Translation: "openly debate" as much as you like; we'll do what we want to do anyway.
I managed not to smirk too much at the fulsome compliments on my "consultation" and its impact on the results, and we all went on happily thereafter.
A Home Office spokesperson got in touch to say: ..."The Government believes ..."
Hang on, the Home Office is not the Government.
Of course, a Parliamentary Select Committee is not the Government either. But they're rather more likely to be be impartial (multi-partisan).
Oi, SadJav - Until you have the governance in place, stop the snooping. Allowing it to continue until the courts rule is "pre-empting the outcome of this case".
...for the last at least one passport renewal. And the facial recognition system between the details on the chip in that passport and the camera that looks at my face seem to work pretty well.
Now, I realise that the task of looking at the specific biometric record and then checking a clear, full-faced photograph match to within the bands of tolerance is a different prospect to a grainy, quarter face screen-grab from a CCTV camera matching against a database of 60 million individuals, but I wonder when the government will start to allow the police to access the passport records. Or do they only keep the bio-data on their systems long enough to write it to the passport and then dispose of it (manually or, you know, via some sort of built in automatic process that removes records after a certain time span where there isn't a flag actively set and audited to provide valid reason to keep it)
There is a petition on the Government website calling for increased regulation of the police use of automated facial recognition technology: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/264078
If you are concerned by the issues raised in this article, it would make sense to sign it, to add strength to the case for increasing the regulation of the use of this technology by the police.
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