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UK Home Office to Use Facial Recognition in Citizenship Checks

Home Office spunks another £12.8m on face recog tech (The Register)

The new multi-million pound face scanners would be used to determine an applicant’s right to a British passport: and must be able to compare the biometric data extracted from the scans of the faces of punters as well as their related biographical data against huge datasets.

The new facial recog tech will need to work within the existing framework of the Border Agency’s tech systems – systems demonstrated recently to be fragile – and will operate with the same biometric and biographical data that is currently used.

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