South Wales Police is piloting facial recognition at one of Europe’s biggest sporting events despite significant criticism against the technology from fans.
Cameras will potentially be scanning the faces of an estimated 170,000 visitors. Cameras also will capture plus many more thousands of people in the Cardiff city center on UEFA Champions League match day.
Captured images will then be compared in real time to 500,000 custody images stored in the police information and records management system alerting police to any “persons of interest”.
Source: British Cops Will Scan Every Fan’s Face at the Champions League Final