Is the illegal use of facial recognition technology by the Delhi Police akin to mass surveillance? You decide.


Since last year, reports have been emerging about the Delhi Police’s use of facial recognition technology. We have been constantly engaging with them through legal notices, representations and right to information requests to understand the full picture. In this blogpost, we collate and analyze our findings. Use of facial recognition without having a legal framework in place to regulate it raises the threat of state-sponsored mass surveillance.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at