In August, Clarkslegal Partner Chrysilla de Vere wrote a blog on the privacy issues surrounding the use of facial recognition. This was picked up by the Internet Newsletter for Lawyers who requested an extended article.
Live facial recognition technology or automatic facial recognition (AFR) adds another dimension to CCTV monitoring and other surveillance methods. Using biometrics (certain physical and physiological features), the technology can map facial features to identify particular individuals by matching these with a database of known faces. This technology has been in use for some years by certain public and government agencies, but with the advent of AI and machine learning, it has become more prevalent in the private sector.
You are walking along a side street towards your office. Unbeknown to you a closed-circuit television with facial recognition capabilities is tracking your movements. Is this lawful?...
Continue reading extended article here: https://www.infolaw.co.uk/newsletter/2019/10/facial-recognition-public-spaces/
Read original blog post here: https://www.clarkslegal.com/Legal_Updates/Read/Facial_Recognition_in_Public_Spaces_Raises_Data_Protection_Concerns
If you are using CCTV camera surveillance and thinking of extending this to include facial recognition software and need advice on privacy and data protection, then contact our specialist Clarkslegal team.