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Hi Tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

Hi Tech CCTV can recognise faces from half a mile away

By Telegraph reporters7:08AM BST
03 Oct 2012

Andrew Rennison said new technology was being rolled out without public consultation.

It is so intrusive that Britain may be in breach of human rights laws, he warned, and most people are ignorant of how sophisticated technology has become.

"The technology has overtaken our ability to regulate it," Mr Rennison said. ""I'm convinced that if we don't regulate it properly - ie the technological ability to use millions of images we capture - there will be a huge public backlash. It is the Big Brother scenario playing out large. It's the ability to pick out your face in a crowd from a camera which is probably half a mile away."

Read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/9583251...



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