Was going to add this to the England Megathread but this needs it's own thread. Police fine pedestrian £90 over facial recognition camera row | Daily Mail Online Camera cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against wanted database One man covered face before officers stopped him and took his picture anyway He was fined £90 at scene in Romford by police who arrested three other people Police say they know of human rights concerns but want to make London safer Civil liberties groups insists it is a 'breach of privacy and freedom of assembly' New technlogy incorrectly identified people in 96% of matches from 2016 to 18 Police fined a pedestrian £90 for disorderly behaviour after he tried to cover his face when he saw a controversial facial recognition camera on a street in London. Officers set up the camera on a van in Romford, East London, which then cross-checked photos of faces of passers-by against a database of wanted criminals. But one man was unimpressed about being filmed and covered his face with his hat and jacket, before being stopped by officers who took his picture anyway. After being pulled aside, the man told police: 'If I want to cover me face, I'll cover me face. Don't push me over when I'm walking down the street.'