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Challenge to the Met’s use of live facial recognition technology

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Photo by Miłosz Klinowski

Dan Squires KC, Aidan Wills and Rosalind Comyn are instructed in a judicial review of the Metropolitan Police’s deployment of live facial recognition (LFR) technology. LFR scans the faces of everyone passing by cameras and compares their facial biometrics to those of thousands of people on police watchlists. The Met’s use of LFR has expanded significantly in 2024 – it has already been deployed on 73 occasions with around 150,000 people having had their faces scanned.

Their clients are Shaun Thompson, who was falsely identified during an LFR deployment in February, and Silkie Carlo, who is the director of the civil liberties campaign group, Big Brother Watch.

Dan Squires KC, Aidan Wills and Rosalind Comyn are instructed by Bindmans.

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