UK proposes opening driver's licence photos for police facial recognition search


The UK government has proposed legislation to allow police to search the database of driver's licence photos with facial recognition software to identify criminal suspects. People applying for licences have not consented to being included in this "permanent police lineup", the victims of mistakes may have little opportunity to argue back, the systems are flawed, and the consequences for Britain's culture of policing-by-consent are unknown.

Publication: The Guardian
Writer: Daniel Boffey

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