Aug 19, 2019

King's Cross investor seeks facial recognition answers

A key investor in London's King's Cross development has told the BBC that it is trying to find out more detail about how facial recognition is being used in the area. "We are looking into the reported use of facial recognition at King's Cross and take this issue very seriously," a statement issued by Hermes Investment Management, on behalf of BTPS, said. The House of Commons Science and Technology committee also recently published a report raising its own concerns about the spread of live facial recognition tech, which analyses images as they are captured. The BBC has made other attempts to find out more about the facial recognition scheme. The BBC subsequently contacted Facewatch, a firm that provides facial recognition security systems to shops, but it said it was not currently active on the site.

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