MPs and peers call for ‘immediate stop’ to live facial recognition surveillance

  • October 6, 2023
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UK police forces and private firms urged to drop technology due to impact on human rights

Dozens of cross-party MPs and peers have joined a campaign for an “immediate stop” to the use of live facial recognition surveillance by police and private companies.

The former cabinet minister David Davis, the Liberal Democrats leader, Sir Ed Davey, the Green MP Caroline Lucas and the former shadow attorney general Shami Chakrabarti are among 65 members of the House of Commons and House of Lords to call for a halt to the technology’s use.

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