Ed Bridges has launched the first major legal challenge over South Wales Police’s use of the equipment after his picture was taken while shopping.

埃德·布里奇斯在购物时拍下照片后,随后他对南威尔士警方使用这些设备提出了第一个重大法律挑战。

He crowdfunded a legal challenge against South Wales Police after his face was scanned in public. As the world’s first case against the controversial technology concluded, two leading judges dismissed the case brought by human rights campaign group Liberty on behalf of Ed Bridges.

在他的脸被公开扫描后,他集资向南威尔士警方提出法律挑战。 世界上首例针对这项有争议的技术的案件已经结案,两名主要法官驳回了人权运动组织”自由”代表埃德·布里奇斯提起的诉讼。

Lord Justice Haddon-Cave, sitting with Mr Justice Swift, concluded that South Wales Police’s use of live facial recognition “met the requirements of the Human Rights Act”. Speaking in the High Court, Lord Justice Haddon-Cave said “the current legal regime is adequate to ensure the appropriate and non-arbitrary use of AFR Locate” – the facial recognition technology used by South Wales Police.

与斯威夫特法官坐在一起的哈登-卡夫大法官得出结论,南威尔士警方使用实时人脸识别”符合《人权法》的要求”。哈登-卡夫大法官在高等法院表示,”目前的法律制度足以确保适当和任意地使用AFR定位”,AFR定位是南威尔士警方使用的一种面部识别技术。

“This sinister technology undermines our privacy and I will continue to fight against its unlawful use to ensure our rights are protected and we are free from disproportionate government surveillance,” Bridges said in a statement. Liberty lawyer Megan Goulding said: “This disappointing judgment does not reflect the very serious threat that facial recognition poses to our rights and freedoms.

布里奇斯在一份声明中说:”这种险恶的技术破坏了我们的隐私,我将继续反对其非法使用,以确保我们的权利受到保护,我们不会受到政府的过渡监督。自由律师梅根·古尔丁说:”这个令人失望的判决并没有反映出人脸识别对我们的权利和自由构成非常严重的威胁。

Automatic facial recognition (AFR) technology maps faces in a crowd by measuring the distance between facial features then compares results with images on a “watch list”. The information commissioner is described as an “intervener” in the review, but is not a complainant.

自动面部识别 (AFR) 技术通过测量面部特征之间的距离来映射人群中的面部,然后将结果与”观察名单”上的图像进行比较。 信息专员在审查中被描述为”介入者”,但并非投诉人。

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Prof Simon Choi has more than 20 years international management experience, graduated from the law schoolsof the Peking University, the University of London and the University of Hong Kong respectively, and is a senior lawyer qualified to practise law in England & Wales and in Hong Kong, China as a solicitor. Simon has rich experience in law teaching worldwide; and, among others, he serviced as a senior lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, lecturing “Legal Aspects of Ecommerce” in early 2000’s. He was the general counsel of TCL heading its Global Legal Centre for nearly a decade. Mr Choi is an expert in Fintech law, specializing in legal issues of international trade and finance, digital economy, M&As, global IPOs and international business cooperation and dispute settlement. He was appointed as an adjunct professor of law by Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in 2013.