Met Police Rolls Out Live Facial Recognition – Information Commissioner Gives Blessing


The UK’s largest police force, the Metropolitan Police, says it has begun the operational use of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) across the nation’s capital despite ongoing legal challenges around its use and concerns surrounding the technology.

The Met, which serves more than eight million people across 32 London boroughs, said deployment “will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London. This will help tackle serious crime, including serious violence, gun and knife crime, child sexual exploitation and help protect the vulnerable.”

The Information Commissioner’s

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