Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (7)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3628
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

This year (2017) was the second time that the Metropolitan Police Service used automated facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival. What consultation was carried out before the use of this intrusive tactic? What are your measurements of success for this capability?

Answer

Answer for Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (7)

Answer for Automatic facial recognition - Notting Hill Carnival (7)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

At the start of the trial, MPS alerted the Biometrics, Information and Camera Surveillance Commissioners, as well as Big Brother Watch. Liberty also visited the Facial Recognition suite during Carnival.

The MPS are continuing to trial the use of facial recognition systems to assess if they can assist the police in identifying known offenders.