Police trials of facial recognition backed by home secretary

Sajid Javid supports use of technology despite concern from human rights groups

The home secretary, Sajid Javid, has thrown his support behind police trials of controversial facial recognition technology.

The Neoface system used by the Metropolitan police and South Wales police is supplied by the Japanese company NEC, which markets the same technology to retailers and casinos to spot regular customers, and to stadium and concert operators to scan crowds for “potential troublemakers”.

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Source: The Guardian
Police trials of facial recognition backed by home secretary