FRC member Cristina Cocito published a new post on the Strasbourg Observers blog entitled 'Glukhin v Russia: Facial recognition considered highly intrusive but not inconsistent with fundamental rights'. The blogpost is available here.
In this post, Cristina makes a legal analysis of the case Glukhin v Russia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). This case concerned the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) in public spaces and their compatibility with human rights law. In this case, the Court found a violation of the applicant's right to privacy and freedom of expression. However, the Court did not go that far to assess whether live FRT is intrinsically incompatible with the rights of the Convention. The author suggests that with this ruling the Court may have missed another chance to position itself more firmly within the debate concerning mass-surveillance technology's compliance with fundamental rights.