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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, September 19, 2019

"Police surveillance cameras and facial recognition technology threaten our privacy"

This piece is at Fox News, via FourthAmendment.com. In part:

Great Britain is currently one of the most watched countries in the Western world – watched, that is, by its own police forces. In London alone, one study found that more than 420,000 surveillance cameras were present in public places in 2017. That amounts to 48 cameras per 1,000 residents. What do the cameras capture? Everything done and seen in public.

The cameras use facial recognition technology that can capture a grimace, a pimple, a freckle, even an eye blink as you walk the streets. Software then compares whatever the camera captures to government databases.

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