Facial recognition scrapped at King’s Cross

The controversial facial recognition programme will not be used any longer at London King’s Cross following a series of questions by the ICO.

The surveillance software had been used between May 2016 and March 2018 on a busy pedestrian street.

However, the High Court recently dismissed a case against the South wales Police related to its use of facialrecognition technology. It says that the police department’s use of facial recognition is not in breach of the law and does not amount to a human rights violation. The ICO said: “Our investigation into the first police pilots of this technology has recently finished. we will now consider the court’s findings in finalising our recommendations and guidance to police forces about how to plan, authorise and deploy any future Live Facial recognition systems.”

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