Oops, wait, yeah, we did hand over photos for King’s Cross facial-recog CCTV, cops admit

From theregister.co.uk


Mayor apologizes, joins privacy watchdogs in probing use of technology in bustling corner of UK capital

London cops have admitted they gave photos of people to a property developer to use in a facial-recognition system in the heart of the UK capital.

Back in July, Siân Berry, co-leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, asked London Mayor Sadiq Khan whether the Met Police had collaborated with any retailers or other private companies in the operation of facial-recognition systems. A month later, Khan replied that the police force had not worked with any organisations on face-scanning tech in the capital beyond its own experiments.

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