“Global statement: Stop facial recognition surveillance now!
We have a range of concerns about facial recognition
surveillance, ranging from serious concerns about its
incompatibility with human rights, to the potential for
discriminatory impact, the lack of safeguards, the lack of an
evidence base, an unproven case of necessity or proportionality,
the lack of a sufficient legal basis, the lack of legislative
oversight, and the lack of a democratic mandate.
All of these views lead us to the same conclusion: 180 experts
call on police, other state authorities and private companies to
immediately stop using facial recognition for the surveillance of
publicly-accessible spaces and for the surveillance of people in
migration or asylum contexts.”