Automatic facial recognition oversight

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-09-14
Session date: 
September 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3631
Question By: 
Sian Berry
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

In 2015, the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee recommended that the Biometrics Commissioner is given responsibility for oversight of automatic facial recognition.  What independent oversight mechanism is responsible for the Metropolitan Police Service's use of automatic facial recognition technology?  

Answer

Answer for Automatic facial recognition oversight

Answer for Automatic facial recognition oversight

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS use of automatic facial recognition software is still being trialled and is not subject to specific independent oversight. However, the Information Commissioner, Biometrics Commissioner and the Camera Surveillance Commissioner have all been consulted as part of this trial.