surveillance cameras

The UK convenience store giant ‘Southern Co-op’ is facing the possibility of regulatory intervention and legal challenge following a complaint made by UK civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch (BBW) regarding the use of surveillance cameras in 35 Southern Co-op stores. Images of customers that a member of staff ‘reasonably expects’ to be committing ‘crime or disorder’ are captured and transformed into biometric data. The data of those ‘identified as an offender’ is then stored and checked against the database of facial recognition technology provider, ‘Facewatch.’
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