OPINION - Tech & Science Daily podcast: Londoners fight Met Police facial recognition

Camera being used during trials at Scotland Yard for the Met's facial recognition system. (PA)
Camera being used during trials at Scotland Yard for the Met's facial recognition system. (PA)
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A London borough where police deploy controversial live facial recognition is protesting to the Metropolitan Police to ban its public use.

Tech & Science Daily speaks with Newham councillor Areeq Chowdhury, who says there’s serious concerns over accuracy, racial profiling and poor regulation hitting public confidence over the Home Office-sanctioned mobile biometrics scanner vans.

There’s also long-standing criticism, while Met budgets are squeezed, that it’s policing on the cheap but Scotland Yard tells us officers deploy live facial recognition “based on a specific intelligence”, targeting “hard to find”, dangerous suspects.

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