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Police use of live facial recognition (4)

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

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

Facial recognition has been used at protests, demonstrations, and public events like Notting Hill Carnival. Will you make a commitment that facial recognition will not be used at public congregations and events like these again in the future?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Live Facial Recognition has never been used at protests or demonstrations in London. Deployment of Live Facial Recognition will be intelligence-led aimed at tackling serious crime, terrorism and to locate high-risk missing people. Senior officers in the MPS will determine when deployment is proportionate in line with the Standard Operating Procedure.