Face-off in UK court over police use of facial recognition technology

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An office worker who believes his image was captured by facial recognition cameras in the street by the police has launched a legal action against the use of such technology. An UK court heard on the 21 May arguments from him and public authorities. According to the Guardian, the office worker argued that he had a reasonable expectation that his face would not be scanned in a public space and processed without his consent while he was not suspected of wrongdoing. On the other hand, the police developed that facial recognition does not infringe privacy rights.

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