Darren presses Ministers on facial recognition rights

Darren spoke in the House of Commons today to raise concerns about the use of cameras deploying live facial recognition technology to scan members of the public. Commenting, he said:

These can be used by police or councils to find people they want to arrest or fine, but are also used by shopping centres and certain land owners. They can keep a record of where you’ve been and also tell the users certain things about you, although often incorrectly.

Independent commissioners and civil liberty groups have expressed concerns about the use of this technology, and I’ve called on the government to put a proper legal framework in place before using this more widely.

 

I raised concerns this week about the use of cameras with live facial recognition technology – scanning the faces of members of the public. These can be used by police or councils to find people they want to arrest or fine, but are also used by shopping centres and certain land owners. They can keep a record of where you’ve been and also tell the users certain things about you, although often incorrectly. Independent commissioners and civil liberty groups have expressed concerns about the use of this technology, and I’ve called on the government to put a proper legal framework in place before using this more widely.

Posted by Darren Jones MP on Thursday, 30 January 2020