Camera commissioner: Police access to passport photos risks public trust

Proposal would give police access to over 45 million images

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Granting police access to passport photos poses a risk to public trust, surveillance camera commissioner warns
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Granting police access to passport photos poses a risk to public trust, surveillance camera commissioner warns

The UK's surveillance camera commissioner, Professor Fraser Sampson, has warned that allowing police to access the passport image database for facial recognition could harm public trust.

Earlier this week, policing minister Chris Philip proposed giving police access to over the more than 45 million images stored in the passport photos database for use in facial recognition technolo...

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