Facial recognition on Terracotta Warriors crowd.

facial recognition used on Terracotta Warriors crowds.. Image Credit: World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 2019.

facial recognition used on Terracotta Warriors crowds.. Image Credit: World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 2019.

Controversial facial recognition used on Terracotta Warriors crowds.

The technology has been criticized after an investigation found it was used in shopping centers, museums and conference centers.

CControversial facial recognition cameras were used during a number of high-profile events in Liverpool. An investigation into the in-depth CCTV found that the technology was in place during the Terracotta Warriors event at the World Museum after the venue received counter terrorism advice.

The cameras have also reportedly been used in shopping complexes and conference centres around the country.. Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch labelled use of the technology an “epidemic” and said its use on privately owned sites was “deeply disturbing”.. Big Brother Watch claimed it found the World Museum in Liverpool had used facial recognition scanning on visitors to an exhibition on ancient China.

Chief Executive of the group, Silkie Carlo said: “The idea of a British museum secretly scanning the faces of children visiting an exhibition on the first emperor of China is chilling.. “There is a dark irony that this authoritarian surveillance tool is rarely seen outside of China.. “Facial recognition surveillance risks making privacy in Britain extinct.. “Parliament must follow in the footsteps of legislators in the US and urgently ban this authoritarian surveillance from public spaces.”

Big Brother Watch said it was told by National Museums Liverpool, which operates the World Museum, that it is “testing feasibility of using similar technology in the future”.. In a statement to the PA news agency, the museum operator said: “National Museums Liverpool uses CCTV within its venues for detection and prevention of crime.. “The organisation used facial recognition technology at World Museum when there was a heightened security risk during the Terracotta Warriors and the First Emperor exhibition in 2018. “This was put in place after seeking advice from Merseyside Police and local counter-terrorism advisers and was clearly communicated in signage around the venue.

“World Museum did not receive any complaints and it is no longer in use. “Any use of similar technology in the future would be in accordance with National Museums Liverpool’s standard operating procedures and with good practice guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office.”. The UK’s data and privacy watchdog said it was “deeply concerned about the growing use of facial recognition technology in public spaces” and is seeking “detailed information” about how it is used.. Last month, the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee said authorities should cease trials of facial recognition technology until a legal framework is established.

MPs said the lack of legislation calls into question the legal basis of the trials.. In a report on the Government’s approach to biometrics and forensics, the MPs referred to automatic facial recognition testing by the Metropolitan Police and South Wales Police, noting an evaluation of both trials by the Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group raised questions about accuracy and bias.. Not a single fk given, cos I got nothing to hide. Only criminals and human right nut cases would have an issue with this! So go ahead, roll it out !


Information and Images have been shared from an Article by Martyn Landi and Jenny Kirkham Night reporter. published by Liverpool Echo News, on August 5th, 2019. Image Credit: World Museum, Liverpool, UK, 2019.


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