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Facial recognition technology

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

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Photo of Tony Devenish Tony Devenish Conservative

Are you convinced of the crime fighting benefits of the Met's facial recognition technology?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

I support the Commissioner in exploiting new technologies which may be of benefit in driving down violent crime and other serious offending. Her professional judgement is that it is of more than a marginal benefit over existing tactics to identify wanted or high-risk missing people. As LFR is deployed the MPS will be making public the results of the deployments allowing scrutiny of its efficacy and MOPAC will be overseeing its use through the existing oversight mechanisms.