Reply to post: How in the name of sweet beJesis is this legal?

Welsh police use of facial recog tech – it's so 'lawful', rules High Court

John Jennings

How in the name of sweet beJesis is this legal?

http://afr.south-wales.police.uk/cms-assets/deployments/uploads/All-Deployments.pdf

Claim a false positive of 1 in 2-3 thousand - its damn lies. The system seems to scan thousands of peoples faces against a watch list (assume a small number - it says in the privacy notice that the list is MOSTLY people from the criminal databse - not exclusively)

The RATIO of correct matches and interventions to Incorrect matches is often 50%! When they tested it with 7 (count them ) 7 faces - it managed a whole 75 percent!

Their privacy notice is a joke.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR WEEKLY TECH NEWSLETTER

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019