Biometrics Commissioner to Met Police: No, I Don’t “Support” Live Facial Recognition

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The UK’s Biometrics Commissioner has admonished the Metropolitan Police for suggesting that he “supported the concept of LFR” (live facial recognition).

In fact, said Professor Paul Wiles – a former chief scientific advisor to the Home Office – he has explicitly said that Parliament should be deciding if it is used.

The comments come three weeks after the Met said they were deploying facial recognition across London, despite ongoing controversy around its use.

See also: Met Police Rolls Out Live Facial Recognition – Information Commissioner Gives Cautious Blessing

Wiles, an independent advisor to the British government, who leads

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