UK Police Invaded The Privacy Of 136,000 People At The Coronation To Get One Arrest

The coronation is over – long live the coronation. At least, when some of its more controversial – simply societal and political – consequences are concerned. We’re talking technology, and how it was used when the UK formally got its new king. And what the consequences of the UK police wearing facial recognition devices on them, might spell out for the future. There are two separate things to underline here: one, the tech is very controversial. Two – here’s one reason. The police invading the privacy of 136,000 punters (by scanning their faces) who gathered for the ceremony in London – only actually got one arrest. Out of the entire crowd. Now, the question obviously becomes, how does this policy proceed? As far as those ministers currently making up the UK government, there’s no dilemma – facial recognition technology should from now on become a part and parcel of daily policing, by embedding appropriate tools into police officers’ uniforms. That is how encouraged by the aforementioned results of the use of the tech during the high-profile ceremony those in charge – or with a high degree of influence on future policy, seem to have been. But – really?? Thus far, in England, and Wales, live facial recognition was the thing the police turned to during “special ops” like providing security for the said coronation event, and worse still, from the perspective of potential security trouble – a football game. But now, outlets like The Guardian cite officials as saying that…UK Police Invaded The Privacy Of 136,000 People At The Coronation To Get One Arrest