24 Jan 2020

Facial recognition cameras to be used by police in London

Scotland Yard says facial recognition cameras will be deployed across London – aimed at identifying people suspected of gun and knife crime, child sexual exploitation and serious violence.

Signs will be put up to show where the cameras are in use – and the Met have insisted they won’t be used ‘to search speculatively or indiscriminately’.

But critics have dubbed it “an enormous expansion of the surveillance state” and a threat to civil liberties.