- Co-op supermarkets concentrate live facial recognition in 18 Portsmouth stores
- Thousands of customers vow to boycott the chain
- Privacy campaigners warn of “major legal concerns”
Eighteen Co-op supermarkets across Portsmouth are using live facial recognition to monitor customers.
The Southern Co-operative provoked outrage from rights campaigners in December when it admitted to using the technology in a number of stores.
Civil liberties campaign group Big Brother Watch has since discovered that the company’s use of face surveillance is exclusively targeted in 18 stores across Portsmouth….