The end of street anonymity — is Europe ready for that?

In the wake of the November riots in Dublin, a simmering debate about whether police use of facial-recognition technologies could prevent further chaos on the streets broke out in Ireland — and across Europe.

“Facial-recognition technology will dramatically save time, speed up investigations and free up Garda [Irish police] resources for the high-visibility policing we all want to see,” said Irish justice minister Helen McEntee recently.

Leave a Comment