CIPR welcomes ICO investigation into use of facial recognition technology

The CIPR’s #AIinPR Panel has welcomed the ICO’s announcement that it plans to investigate the use of live facial recognition technology in King’s Cross, London. The statement comes a day after the CIPR’s Artificial Intelligence Panel called on businesses to be transparent about the use of emerging technology. The ICO is the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. The ICO’s move to investigate this application of facial recognition in a public space is welcomed. Facial recognition remains…

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London & Cardiff Light up in Support of Veterans

On the 21st of January, thanks to Help for Heroes, iconic buildings in London and Cardiff lit up in support of wounded Veterans. There was an amazing atmosphere at the Tower of London for the launch of their new campaign ‘Cut the Clock’.  Crowds of Londoners gathered around to watch the clock begin to countdown from 4 years – the amount of time it takes the average Veteran to ask for mental health support, according to research carried out by Help for Heroes. England Rugby star Matt Dawson launched the headline…

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Choose Love, the store that sells products for refugees, is back for 2018

The charity pop up store that took London by storm last year is back with more ways to help displaced people this Christmas. The Help Refugees ‘Choose Love’ store will open simultaneously in London and New York offering a totally unique take on the traditional shopping experience. Choose Love invites visitors to ‘shop your heart out, leave with nothing, and feel the love’. From new items like solar lamps and women’s services to emergency blankets and school bags, every purchase goes towards a similar item for a refugee, distributed by…

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New public artworks celebrate contribution of London’s women

Bold new works of art have been unveiled on walls and in public spaces across the capital today, bringing the inspirational stories of women from London’s history to light. The 20 artworks, which pay tribute to unknown women who have played a crucial role in the capital’s history, have been curated by The Tate Collective. The project, LDN WMN, features new work from a range of emerging and established London women and non-binary artists.  The artist Soofiya has reimagined reporter and activist Jackie Foster with a large and bright artwork…

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Pledge to improve women’s safety at night in London

Organisations across London are being urged to pledge their support and help ensure women stay safe at night by signing up to the Mayor’s Women’s Night Safety Charter. Night Czar, Amy Lamé, and Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Sophie Linden, are calling on councils, businesses, venues and other organisations to get behind the charter, at a night safety summit today at City Hall.  The summit, called Reclaim the Night, will bring together representatives from policing, transport, charities and the night-time economy to reaffirm their commitment to improving safety at…

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