Rejected petition Remove Facial Recognitions Cameras in Cardiff
Recently, facial recognition cameras were installed in Cardiff, and many local residents believe this is a violation of their fundamental privacy and civil rights. I have listed all the evidence bellow.
I've had to remove a few points to meet the character limit:
-Facial recognition technology (FRT) has become evolved to the point they can essentially take a digital fingerprint of millions of people without their knowledge.
-Police, shopping centres, concerts, museums, stadiums, bars found to have used the surveillance.
-There is no law for FRT in the UK.
-Met Police FRT 87% inaccurate 2016-2022
-3,000+ people wrongly identified by police FRT.
-7 out of 10 governments worldwide use FRT on a large-scale basis
-97% of US airport are expected to implement FRT by 2023
-70% of police forces have access to some form of FRT.
-In 2022, Big Brother Watch exposed that CoOp was using FRT cameras to surveil shoppers.
-Chinas facial recognition is 95% accurate even when you’re wearing a mask.
-There are 626 million facial recognition cameras in china.
-In 2019, a data beech exposed chinas vast database – collecting 6.8 million records in a single day.
-FRT aids with Chinas social credit system.
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
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