UK: Police to be able to run face recognition searches on 50m driving licence holders

The police will be able to run facial recognition searches on a database containing images of Britain’s 50 million driving licence holders under a law change being quietly introduced by the government. Should the police wish to put a name Read More …

UK’s GDPR replacement could wipe out oversight of live facial recognition

Biometrics and surveillance camera commissioner Professor Fraser Sampson has warned that independent oversight of facial recognition is at risk just as the policing minister plans to “embed” it into the force. He said this week that the widely slated use Read More …

UK privacy watchdog fines Clearview AI £7.5m and orders UK data to be deleted

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined controversial facial recognition company Clearview AI £7.5 million ($9.4 million) for breaching UK data protection laws and has issued an enforcement notice ordering the company to stop obtaining and using data of UK Read More …

Inspector general says the U.S. post office surveillance program exceeded legal authority

An inspector general probe into the U.S. Postal Service surveillance program, known as iCOP, concluded that the agency did not have the legal authority to conduct the sweeping intelligence collection and surveillance of American protesters and others between 2018 and Read More …

UK: Facial recognition firm faces possible £17m privacy fine

An Australian firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images is facing a potential £17m fine over its handling of personal data in the UK. The Information Commissioner’s Office said it had significant concerns Read More …

Database firm Clearview AI told to remove photos taken in Australia

A firm which claims to have a database of more than 10 billion facial images has breached Australia’s privacy laws, Australian regulators say. Clearview AI lets law enforcement agencies search its database of faces. But the Office of the Australian Read More …

European Parliament passes non-binding resolution to ban facial recognition

The European Parliament has voted in favour to a resolution banning law enforcement from using facial recognition systems. In explaining the resolution, the European Parliament said the use of AI by law enforcement currently poses various risks spanning opaque decision-making, Read More …