MPS Facial Recognition System (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4155
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Does the Facial Recognition System used by the Metropolitan Police Service contain any images that are not from custody or arrested persons' images? Is the MPS developing any new systems that would use images from other sources for facial recognition?

Answer

Answer for MPS Facial Recognition System (2)

Answer for MPS Facial Recognition System (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS Facial Recognition System only contains images from custody. The MPS is not developing any new systems; however it will continue to review new technology that is being developed worldwide including facial recognition, in an effort to make London a safer place.