Human rights group calls on England and Wales to ban police use of AFR in public spaces
- Ian Sample
- The Guardian
Automated facial recognition poses one of the greatest threats to individual freedom and should be banned from use in public spaces, according to the director of the campaign group Liberty.
Martha Spurrier, a human rights lawyer, said the technology had such fundamental problems that, despite police enthusiasm for the equipment, its use on the streets should not be permitted.
She said: “I don’t think it should ever be used. It is one of, if not the, greatest threats to individual freedom, partly because of the…