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Cardiff Police Will Use Facial Recognition Software For Champions League Final

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 28 / 17

Anyone visiting Cardiff for the Champions League final "may have their faces checked via facial recognition software," according to Ruth Mosalski of WALES ONLINE. Police have been given funding to "capture images of anyone in the city and compare images to their databases of known suspects." The sec...

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