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To: Priti Patel, Home Secretary and Cressida Dick, Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

Stop the Met Police using facial recognition surveillance

Stop the Met Police using facial recognition surveillance

Urgently stop the Metropolitan Police using live facial recognition surveillance.

Why is this important?

The Metropolitan Police has announced it will use live facial recognition across London, despite an independent review finding its previous trials "likely unlawful" and over 80% inaccurate. The Met is the largest police force in the democratic world to roll out this dangerously authoritarian surveillance. This represents an enormous expansion of the surveillance state and a serious threat to civil liberties in the UK - and it sets a dangerous precedent worldwide. We urge the Home Secretary and Met Commissioner to stop it now.


Reasons for signing

  • Because I believe in a basic right to privacy within the law. I have been detained under false recognition and strip searched. It is not very nice. I am all for maintaining a reasonable means of stopping criminals but this is clumsy and fraught with difficulty. Ultimately it will waste a lot of time. More police officers would be money better spent.
  • because they are taking away the last vestige of our privacy🤬 no one is safe from their tyranny
  • Big Brother is Big Brother. We get closer and closer every day to Orwell's dystopia


2020-02-11 22:17:57 +0000

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2020-02-11 18:54:35 +0000

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2020-02-11 18:11:09 +0000

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2020-01-28 08:10:59 +0000

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2020-01-24 21:23:24 +0000

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2020-01-24 14:56:15 +0000

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2020-01-24 14:39:56 +0000

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2020-01-24 14:31:30 +0000

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