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The Met’s Use of Facial Recognition (5)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Pidgeon Caroline Pidgeon Liberal Democrat

Are you comfortable with the Met using Facial Recognition Technology despite both the Surveillance Camera Commissioner and the Biometrics Commissioner calling for a moratorium on the use of Facial Recognition Technology until a detailed review can be undertaken?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I have been clear that the Government should legislate to provide guidance which would clarify the use of Live Facial Recognition. In the absence of this, the MPS are clear that the legal framework currently in place, including the Bridges vs South Wales Police Judgement which found in favour of use of LFR by the police, permits the use of LFR. The legal mandate has been published here: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/facial-recognition/live-facial-recognition/