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Recently, Prof. Gina Neff spoke to The Times about the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces.

The article, titled ‘Why facial recognition could spell the end of anonymity in public’, explored the use of the technology in the UK.

In conversation with Ben Spencer, science editor of The Sunday Times, Prof. Neff said:

“No one is against police catching really bad criminals.

“But with live facial recognition, police are capturing people in a public space to go on a fishing expedition to see what’s there.

“It is sweeping people into a drag net.”

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