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Cops told live facial recog needs oversight, rigorous trial design, protections against bias

By Rebecca Hill 11 Apr 2019 at 20:04

Cops should only use facial recognition tech if it is proven to be effective at identifying people, can be used without bias and is the only method available, a UK government advisory group has said. The Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group – set up to shadow and advise on the Home Office's activities in those areas – has published a report into the controversial use of facial recognition tech by police.

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