The increased use of live facial recognition surveillance by police forces across the UK has been the subject of heated discussion in recent years. Our report, ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’, found that it is likely to exacerbate racist outcomes in policing and revealed that London’s Metropolitan Police failed to carry out an Equality Impact Assessment before trialling the technology at the Notting Hill Carnival. We will be discussing the report and the future of the technology with expert researchers from the UK, EU, and the USA.
Gracie Bradley (Interim Director, Liberty)
Mutale Nkonde (CEO, AI for the People)
Sarah Chander (Senior Policy Adviser, European Digital Rights)
Areeq Chowdhury (WebRoots Democracy)
This event is part of the WebRoots Democracy Festival. Find out more at webrootsdemocracy.org/festival.