How London Became a Test Case for Using Facial Recognition in Democracies

The police hope the software can solve and prevent crime, but can citizens ever give their consent?

The Financial Times
Aug 1 · 9 min read
Facial recognition technology in use in Leicester Square, London. Photo: Kirsty O’Connor/PA Images via Getty Images

By Madhumita Murgia

On the last day of January, few of the shoppers and office workers who hurried through Romford town centre in east London, scarves…

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