Facial recognition technology at King’s Cross ‘not used since March 2018’

Facial recognition has not been in use around the King’s Cross area of London since March 2018, the site’s developers have claimed. Usage of the controversial technology has been under the spotlight after UK data and privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it had launched an investigation last month. Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham…

Security watchdog the ICO is currently looking at 277 "data breaches" in the UK


At the moment it’s all about banking crisis and how shares aren’t even worth wasting a match on burning the certificates, but cast you minds back a year or so ago. Back when there was only one issue on our minds – data privacy.

Since the numerous high-profile cases of last year, when the government couldn’t stop leaving discs, laptops and USB drives all over the place, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has received 277 new complaints and warnings about people’s personal data possibly being held in insecure fashions.

The NHS is the biggest culprit, with 75 outstanding cases of possible embarrassing fact-disclosure currently on the books of the ICO…