Panel to examine UK police facial recognition system
A panel of academic and public sector experts are set to study a potential deployment of facial recognition technology by Leicestershire Police.
The study will form part of the new ethics committee’s duties.
Last month, senior police officials described the tech as significant a breakthrough for policing as the development of fingerprinting a century ago and, more recently, DNA coding.
Speaking to the Leicester Mercury, Leicestershire’s Chief Constable Simon Cole said the tech – a portable NeoFace surveillance solution made by NEC Corporation – could identify wanted criminals almost instantly.