Missing People: Biometrics

Home Office written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to work with (a) Kent Police, (b) West Midlands Police and (c) the British Transport Police on running live facial recognition trials to identify and track missing and vulnerable people.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

The Home Office has been in discussions with all three forces about facial recognition trials.

The forces have not made any decisions on whether to proceed with any of these trials.

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