Face scan tech deployed by London police amid privacy concerns.
Facial recognition cameras installed by London police are now functional. They will automatically scan for wanted people. The technology adopted by the authorities has raised concerns about the increased surveillance and erosion of privacy. According to the reports, the cameras that have been installed on a blue police van monitor people coming out of a shopping centre in Stratford, east London. The signs places there warned the people that police is using the technology to find people wanted for serious crimes.
The officers standing next to the van are there to provide all the information to the passersby about the technology. This is the first time London’s Metropolitan Police Service has installed such live facial recognition cameras. They carried out a trial last year. Some people have raised concerns that it is a breach of the privacy of people, and there is a lack of accuracy in the technology as well. However, some of the passersby said that they don’t have any problem as they are law-abiding citizens.