New Police Live facial recognition technology guidance published

23/03/2022 | College of Policing

The College of Policing has updated its live facial recognition technology guidance. The new professional practice for England and Wales aims to ensure police forces take a consistent approach when using LFR technology. Following the publication, the Independent reports civil liberties groups are calling for its outright ban. The guidance to officers said to make sure use of live facial recognition is “legal and ethical,” even though a 2020 Court of Appeal decision found the South Wales police use of the technology violated privacy rights and broke equalities law. South Wales police have recommenced LVR trials this month. Critics of the new LVR guidance fear live surveillance would allow innocent people to be put on facial recognition watch lists.

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