In an article for Police Professional, Brackenbury client examines the balance between human rights, privacy and the use of biometric technology by the police following a recent statement by the UK’s new biometric watchdog that the use of facial recognition technology by police should not be banned.
In a recent announcement, the UK’s new biometrics watchdog has said that the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) by police should not be banned and instead left to the discretion of law enforcement rather than lawmakers,
Fraser Sampson, the newly appointed commissioner whose job it is to scrutinise how police and other authorities deploy biometrics and surveillance cameras on the public believes that the police will have no alternative but to use facial recognition along with any other technology that is reasonably available to them. His reasoning is in part that criminals are increasingly relying on sophisticated technology, and the police need to match their technological capability.
In an article for Police Professional published in May, Brackenbury client outlines the current legal position in the balance between human rights, privacy and the use of biometric technology by the police and other groups such as retailers and landlords.
This artcile was published by Police Professional. You can read the full version on their website.