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I've been reading about the up and coming use of facial recognition by London's Metropolitian police service. I am aware there is no law against using facial recognition, but I am asking if there is any civil rights/protection that can protect me if I am asked to show my face to one of these cameras by police, as I have seen this video which suggests that someone that hides their face can be fined. Is this the case?

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  • I gather your hypothetical is that a (uniformed) police officer specifically orders you to reveal your face. In which case the fine is probably less about hiding your face and more about disobeying an order from an officer. – zibadawa timmy Jan 25 at 18:35
  • @zibadawatimmy It was in that case, but the Met have also said that they will be using plain-clothes police officers as well – Boolean Jan 25 at 20:29
  • This has happened, with is not the same as it was legally right to have happened: independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/… – Dave Jan 27 at 15:29

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