Celebrating 60 years Where Change Happens 1964 - 2024
We’re celebrating 60 years of making change happen. 60 years of boldness and bravery from our students past and present. 60 years of creating change. So, to celebrate, we’re showcasing "Sixty Stories" a weekly series that sheds light on how our students, staff, research, and partnerships are creating global impact.
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Concerns over state surveillance are nothing new, but the emergence of powerful, artificial intelligence-based technologies have intensified the debate. Ground-breaking research at Essex on digital surveillance showed worrying flaws in live facial recognition technology used by the Metropolitan Police. This ongoing work has been instrumental in revealing gaps in existing regulation, directly shaping policy at national and international level.