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London cops’ facial recognition doesn’t work

London cops’ facial recognition kit has only correctly identified two people to date – neither of whom were criminals – and the UK capital’s police force has made no arrests using it. Police’s automated facial recognition (AFR) technology has a 98 per cent false positive rate.

Source: Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops’ facial recog tech slammed • The Register

UK Privacy Regulator Open to Self-Certification under GDPR

Organizations in Europe may eventually be able to self-certify that they are compliant with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, an official at the U.K.’s independent privacy watchdog said. But at the moment there is no such thing as GDPR certification; there is only compliance that you can work toward.

Source: GDPR: UK Privacy Regulator Open to Self-Certification

UK’s police warns tech companies on use of encryption

The encryption technology that keeps smartphone users’ private messages safe could be regulated by the government because it is sometimes used by terrorists, the senior inspector overseeing the UK’s police forces has claimed.

Firms responsible for instant messaging apps are “making life easier for terrorists, paedophiles and organised criminals” while frustrating law enforcement by locking out the police, HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary said.

Source: Tech companies are bringing regulation on themselves by using encryption, warns UK’s top police watchdog | The Independent

EU Commission rejects UK’s approach for personal data transfers

The UK Government’s Brexit policy assumes that the Data Protection Act 2018 is good enough to obtain an adequacy determination and envisages the ICO playing a full part in the European Data Protection Board; this is to protect the free flow of personal data to the UK.

This policy was brutally murdered last Friday by the EU’s lead Brexit negotiator who stated that the UK would have to have to seek an adequacy determination.

Source: European Commission rejects Government’s approach for personal data transfers as ICO doubts the UK will obtain an adequacy decision

UK Data Protection Act  enters into force tomorrow

The UK Data Protection Bill received Royal Assent on 23 May and its main provisions will commence on 25 May 2018. The UK Act is not limited to GDPR provisions but also covers national security issues and transposes the EU Law Enforcement Directive.

With regard to GDPR derogations, the age for a child’s consent in relation to information society services will be 13 instead of 16 in the GDPR. Whilst the GDPR does not require organisations to notify to the supervisory authority, the UK Act imposes a notification fee to be paid to the ICO.

Source: UK Data Protection Act receives Royal Assent and enters into force tomorrow – Privacy Laws & Business

GDPR offers tech providers an opportunity to develop compliance tools

There is an opportunity for technology providers to develop new tools to help businesses comply with their legal obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The good news for technology companies considering new data protection compliance tools is that a new regulatory sandbox for digital innovations is to be established by the UK’s data protection watchdog, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Source: GDPR offers tech providers an opportunity to develop compliance tools

Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final

NEC system trialled at UEFA Champions League Final by South Wales Police produced almost 2,300 false positives.

South Wales Police said the high number of false positives at the Cardiff final was due to poor quality images supplied by UEFA, Interpol, and other agencies; an old NEC algorithm; and it being the first major deployment.

Source: Facial recognition system had 7 percent hit rate at 2017 Champions League Final | ZDNet

ICO publishes finalised guidance on consent under the GDPR

Businesses that rely on consent to process personal data under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have an opportunity to build customer trust and obtain a competitive advantage, but will face additional compliance burdens, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Source: ICO publishes finalised guidance on consent under the GDPR

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