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Daily Dashboard | Police facial-recognition tech, real-time results stirring privacy concerns in UK Related reading: Republican sens. introduce federal privacy law

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Skepticism is growing in the U.K. regarding police surveillance that yields real-time results of facial-recognition scans, The New York Times reports. The accuracy of the scans is arguably the greatest concern raised by U.K. citizens, lawmakers and privacy advocates. Members of Parliament sought to place a temporary ban on facial recognition when police use was approved in July. According to a new report from government officials, U.K. police are also wavering on using the tech based on its potential profiling bias. U.K. Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter said regulation for facial recognition "follows ever so slowly behind" the software, adding "it would be wrong for me to suggest the balance is right." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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