Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3622
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What was the total automatic facial recognition operational capacity used a) inside, and b) outside the Notting Hill Carnival footprint in 2017?

Answer

Answer for Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (1)

Answer for Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS deployed facial recognition technology for the purpose of testing its capability for identifying known offenders. This was part of a continued trial to test the technology to see if it would aid the police in protecting the wider public.

For operational reasons, it is not possible to provide further detail on the exact locations of deployment.