“Artificial Intelligence Could Soon Enhance Real-Time Police Surveillance” reads a recent Wall Street Journal headline. Technology companies are working with U.S. police departments to develop facial recognition technology for body cameras—but the United States isn’t alone in its exploration and development of facial recognition technology.
One of us has written on the Chinese government’s use of facial recognition software (FRS), and together we outlined FRS’s costs and benefits in the public and private sectors. This piece will address a question we posed in the latter post: “how would a responsible, privacy-respecting state use facial recognition software?”
Enter the United Kingdom.
Ashley S. Deeks & Shannon Togawa Mercer, "One Nation Under CCTV": The U.K. Tackles Facial Recognition Technology , Lawfare (May 7, 2018).