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Europe Data Protection Digest | UK High Court rules in favor of South Wales Police in facial-recognition case Related reading: ACLU files class-action vs. Clearview AI under biometric privacy law


The U.K. High Court dismissed a case against the South Wales Police related to its use of facial-recognition technology, Politico reports. The case was brought forth by privacy campaigner Ed Bridges and the Liberty advocacy group. The court ruled the police department’s use of facial recognition is covered by current law and that it does not amount to a human rights violation. The U.K. Information Commissioner’s Office announced it will review the judgment. “This new and intrusive technology has the potential, if used without the right privacy safeguards, to undermine rather than enhance confidence in the police,” an ICO spokesperson said. Liberty and Bridges said they will appeal the High Court’s decision.
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