Facial recognition to be ramped up across British borders
The Government is preparing to step up facial recognition at British borders, an official biometrics strategy has revealed.
Police, immigration and passport control departments are planning a central system to upload and share DNA, fingerprint, photograph and potentially voice data so they can cross check for visa applications or while solving crimes, according to a report into the ethics and laws governing the use of biometrics.
Police will also have greater powers to use biometric technology on the street following successes using smartphones to match people to the current face image database, made up of 12.5m photos.
29 JUNE 2018https://www.telegraph.co.uk/