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Police use of live facial recognition (6)

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Siân Berry Siân Berry Green

Following the deployment of live facial recognition (LFR) technology at Stratford and Oxford Circus during February 2020 by the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), can you provide me with the following data from each of the deployments: a) how many people were scanned by the LFR, b) how many people were on each watchlist, c) how many individual identifications were made by the LFR system, and d) how many individual identifications were correct compared with how many were false?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The MPS has committed to publishing information about each deployment. The deployment data for the first 3 deployments can be found here: https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/met/facial-recognition/latest-past-deployment-data.pdf