Facial recognition cameras to be turned on in London

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Published on 24 Jan 2020, 21:10
The Metropolitan Police is to use facial recognition cameras operationally on the streets of London for the first time.

They'll be switched on within a month, in an effort to find specific people suspected of serious or violent crimes.

But privacy campaigners question the system's accuracy - and say the move is a "serious threat to civil liberties".

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