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UK data regulator denies government influence in probe of Facewatch

The UK data protection authority has denied any influence from the Home Office over its investigation into Facewatch, a company that provides surveillance cameras with facial recognition for retail and pub settings, following the release of communications between the parties.
The Information Commissioner's Office's independence is increasingly critical as the

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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