Adam Satariano, writing for the NYT:
The technology London plans to deploy goes beyond many of the facial recognition systems used elsewhere, which match a photo against a database to identify a person. The new systems, created by the company NEC, attempt to identify people on a police watch list in real time with security cameras, giving officers a chance to stop them in the specific location.London Police Amp Up Surveillance With Real-Time Facial Recognition
The objections voiced in the article are about potential inaccuracies in the system. But that will change over time. I don’t see many objections over the power of the system.
As Europe considers banning facial recognition technology, and police departments everywhere look to it to improve policing and safety, this may be the technology fight of the 2020’s.
Prediction: security wins over privacy.