A tech company promises to link up photos of unknown people with their presence on the web for private clients and police. What does that mean for privacy, and for how police do their jobs? Matthew Feeney comments.
Facial recognition can be useful, but without the right protections and restrictions, it’s a surveillance nightmare.
Technology may be moving faster than the law, but that’s not a reason for officials to resign themselves to an inevitable world where the abolition of privacy is the price of a social life.