A Justice of the Court of Appeal in the United Kingdom has permitted an appeal from the decision of the High Court of Justice, Queen's Bench Division, that held police use of Automatic Facial Recognition Technology had a lawful basis, and was consistent with the requirements of the Human Rights Act and data protection legislation.
The plaintiff, a human rights activist, filed the case against the South Wales Police, who allegedly violated his rights when it scanned hi s face with an Automatic Facial Recognition (AFR) camera. readers who are not familiar with this landmark decision are directed to prior articles on this blog, especially the lead article, High Court of Justice approves Law Enforcement Use of Facial Recognition Technology, which was published September 8, 2019. Please note that the formal name of the Court is "Her Majesty's Court of Appeal in England."
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