The UK is no fan of facial recognition

Most Brits want public agencies and companies to limit the use of facial recognition technology. A majority (55%) would like to see the government impose restrictions on police use of such tech, while almost one third don’t like the idea of the police using facial recognition solutions under any circumstances, according to a survey from the Ada Lovelace Institute.

Some three-quarters of respondents don’t like facial recognition being deployed in stores to track shoppers, while the same proportion are uneasy with its use in employee recruitment,

“These findings show that companies and the government have a responsibility to act now,” says Carly Kind, director of the Ada Lovelace Institute. “The UK is not ready for facial recognition technology.”

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