“Policing by consent”: Modern British Policing and Live Facial Recognition

How the adoption of surveillance technologies is challenging British policing’s idea of consent

“It is essential that the police are given the means to [invest in new technology]. For example, body-worn video, facial recognition and artificial intelligence ... If they don’t, they are left playing catch-up as offenders abuse modern technology to cause harm.”

“Overt surveillance in a public place can be said to have been consented to if it is deployed in pursuit of a legitimate aim and meets a pressing need, and when the deployment is proportionate to the stated purpose without unnecessary interference with privacy and other human rights protected under the Human Rights Act 1998.”



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