Privacy and the police: British activist to appeal ‘sinister’ facial recognition

Privacy campaigners in Britain said on Wednesday they would appeal a landmark ruling that supported "sinister" police use of facial recognition. The police use the technology to hunt for suspects.

The High Court in Wales dismissed a legal challenge by Ed Bridges, a resident of Cardiff. He had argued that local police breached his privacy rights, by scanning his face without consent. Judges said the case was the first of its kind worldwide.