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UK Court Finds Unlawful Use of Automated Facial Recognition by Police

On August 11, 2020, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales overturned the High Court’s dismissal of a challenge to South Wales Police’s use of Automated Facial Recognition technology (AFR), finding that its use was unlawful and violated human rights.

In September 2019, the UK’s High Court had dismissed the challenge to the use of AFR, determining that its use was necessary and proportionate to achieve South Wales Police’s statutory obligations.

Source: UK Court of Appeal Finds Automated Facial Recognition Technology Unlawful in Bridges v South Wales Police