Privacy Concerns? UK Police Test ‘Faster-Than-Ever’ Facial Recognition Software – 16 July 2014

RT logoFacial recognition surveillance software being tested by British cops that allows “faster than ever” data searching and tracking of subjects is raising concerns among privacy activists.

NeoFace software analyses dozens of facial features from digital CCTV images or police body cameras and matching them with the 90,000 photos stored on Leicestershire Police’s database, which had become the first unit in the UK to test it.

Processing takes a matter of seconds, eliminating the need for officers to spend hours manually searching for possible matches.

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