Police to use facial recognition CCTV system for enforcing festival security
A local police force will use an advanced facial recognition CCTV system in order to enforce security at one of the UK’s best-known music festivals, a news report into this matter has been able to find.
Leicestershire Police has acknowledged that cameras positioned at the Download Festival, starting today, the 12’th of June, will scan faces of attendees and compare them to a mugshot database.
A police source has revealed during a recent interview that “Strategically placed cameras will scan faces at the Download Festival site in Donington before comparing [them] with a database of custody images from across Europe.”
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