Facial recognition is now rampant. The implications for our freedom are chilling
By Stephanie Hare
18 August 2019
Last week, all of us who live in the UK, and all who visit us, discovered that our faces were being scanned secretly by private companies and have been for some time. We don’t know what these companies are doing with our faces or how long they’ve been doing it because they refused to share this with the Financial Times, which reported on Monday that facial recognition technology is being used in King’s Cross and may be deployed in Canary Wharf, two areas that cover more than 160 acres of London.
We are just as ignorant about what has been happening to our faces when they’re scanned by the property developers, shopping centers, museums, conference centers and casinos that have also been secretly using facial recognition technology on us, according to the civil liberties group Big Brother Watch.