Parliamentarians’ letter to the ICO in relation to facial recognition technology

A cross-party group of nearly 30 parliamentarians have written to the ICO to voice their concerns about the expansion of the use of facial recognition technology in the UK and the ICO’s approach to this. The letter is critical of the action taken by the ICO in relation to infringements arising from the use of the technology, referencing two companies, Facewatch and PimEyes, stating that the regulator is taking a less rigorous approach than other regulators in Europe.

The ICO has responded, defending its position in relation to enforcement, and has advised that it is considering the letter and will respond to the specific concerns raised.

The letter can be found here.


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