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Police: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Lord Scriven Lord Scriven Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the annual report of the Commissioner for the Retention and Use of Biometric Material, published in March; and whether they intend to bring forward legislation to govern the use of automated facial recognition by the police.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister for Equalities (Department for International Development)

The Government published its response to the Biometrics Commissioner’s Annual Report on 5 June on the gov.uk website.

On the issue of legislation on police use of automated facial recognition, I refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave to his question HL8083 on 4 June.

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