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Government bodies and live facial recognition (2)

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

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

What advice did the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) take from the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Biometrics Commissioner, or the Surveillance Camera Commissioner before deciding to deploy live facial recognition?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The MPS has been working closely with all the relevant Commissioners in advance of the deployment of LFR. This has included working with the ICO on the preparation of the Data and Privacy Impact Assessment and Equality Impact Assessment.