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Live Facial recognition monitoring groups

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

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Photo of Unmesh Desai Unmesh Desai Labour

Will community monitoring groups, such as those who review the MPS’s use of stop and search, be able to review the Met’s use of Live Facial Recognition technology?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Independent Advisory Groups have been engaged and continue to be so and a Community impact Assessment is completed for each deployment. Deployment figures are published online (https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/central/advice/met/facial-recognition/latest-past-deployment-data.pdf) to allow public scrutiny. Sections 7 and 8 of the Guidance Document refer to the Governance and Oversight arrangements (https://www.met.police.uk/SysSiteAssets/media/downloads/force-content/met/advice/lfr/mpf-lfr-guidance-document-v1-0.pdf