Identification of Criminals: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 12th February 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment he has made of the outcomes of the live facial recognition trial recently undertaken by police forces.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (London)

The Metropolitan Police Service and South Wales Police are piloting auto-matic facial recognition. The pilots are important to test this technology, which has the potential for improving public safety. Both forces have com-missioned independent reviews of the pilots.

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