Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

Facial recognition technology will ‘exacerbate racist outcomes’ in policing and should be banned ‘for a generation’ according to our new report, Unmasking Facial Recognition. The report also reveals that the … Continue reading Report calls for ‘generational ban’ on facial recognition surveillance

WebRoots Democracy launches ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ project

WebRoots Democracy has launched a new project ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ which will explore the implications of police-use of live facial recognition technology for minoritised communities. In particular, it will be … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy launches ‘Unmasking Facial Recognition’ project

WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament

For the first time in its history, the UK Parliament has been embracing remote methods of working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Select Committees, Prime Minister’s Questions, and, … Continue reading WATCH: Inside the Virtual Parliament

Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

By Milton Brown. In 2010 the Liberal Democrats found themselves ‘kingmakers’ and decided upon electoral reform as their number one bargaining request, creating the opportunity that electoral reform campaigners had … Continue reading Virtual Parliament: A golden opportunity which shouldn’t be missed

WebRoots Democracy publishes the ‘Cratos Principles’

WebRoots Democracy has published a new report ‘The Cratos Principles: An essential guide to assessing online voting platforms for use in elections’. It is the final report of the ‘Cratos … Continue reading WebRoots Democracy publishes the ‘Cratos Principles’

Coronavirus: Local election turnouts may hit record low with two million predicted to stay at home

The upcoming local elections in the UK may suffer turnouts as low as 21% as more than two million voters may stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, according … Continue reading Coronavirus: Local election turnouts may hit record low with two million predicted to stay at home