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Home security Public cameras can't watch us because of masks!

Public cameras can't watch us because of masks!

London's face recognition cameras are now difficult to operate, as citizens' faces are covered with masks due to pandemic.

However, concerns that widespread espionage erodes privacy and civil rights did not prevent the United Kingdom from supporting monitoring technology. In fact, last year during a test, the passengers of the King Cross railway station did not hesitate to react when they were monitored by cameras, without their consent, as a result of which the Information Commissioner Service investigated the issue. The issue was then described as "a potential threat to privacy that should concern us all" by Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. Police also conducted tests in busy areas in order to use it face recognition technology to locate criminals.

Monitoring through public cameras is impossible due to masks!

According to research conducted by Big Brother Watch, face recognition deviates by more than 90%, and according to the rights group, thousands of people have been misdiagnosed.

Civil rights advocates argue that there is no clear legal basis for scanning citizens' faces and fear that London, like China.

Many MPs have called for the removal of face recognition cameras, at least until a law is drafted on such technology. In a recent letter, Caroline Pidgeon and Sian Berry MPs Dame Cressida Dick, a police commissioner, openly questioned the circulation of face recognition, claiming that it was unreliable and that it violated the civil liberties of Londoners.

Public cameras: They can't watch us because of masks

"Apart from the inaccuracy, we are concerned that there are no laws, regulations or discussions in Parliament that include face recognition. Therefore this technology it has no national guidelines or regulations governing its use. We both believe that the way in which face recognition is used and developed in London is wrong and that it will have a big impact on political freedoms if it is not used responsibly and with democratic consent. "

All of this may not have affected the authorities to remove the cameras, or pandemic but it seems to do so. Naturally, the identification technology makes it even more difficult to identify the faces of the citizens, since they now have to use masks to reduce the cases, and according to information, the police are considering the possibility of suspending the operation of the cameras.


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