Data watchdog investigating use of facial recognition in King’s Cross | ITV News

Facial-recognition cameras in the King’s Cross area in London are to be investigated by the UK’s data and privacy watchdog.

A report recently claimed the controversial technology is used on the 67-acre King’s Cross Central site, home to King’s Cross and St Pancras International stations, as well as restaurants, shops and cafes.

“These cameras use a number of detection and tracking methods, including facial recognition, but also have sophisticated systems in place to protect the privacy of the general public,” Argent, the property developer for the area, told the Financial Times.

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