Ministers looking at body-worn facial recognition technology for police

  • May 16, 2023
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Ministers are calling for facial recognition technology to be “embedded” in everyday policing, including potentially linking it to the body-worn cameras officers use as they patrol streets.

Until now, police use of live facial recognition in England and Wales has been limited to special operations such as football matches or the coronation.

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