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12 December 2023 - Live Facial Recognition - Oral evidence

Committee Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Inquiry Live Facial Recognition

Tuesday 12 December 2023

Start times: 10:30am (private) 10:30am (public)

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Lords Committee probes police deployment of Live Facial Recognition technology

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee is holding a single evidence session to probe into police deployment of Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology in England and Wales

The session is part of a short follow-up inquiry on the Committee’s report 'Technology rules? The advent of new technologies in the justice system', published in March 2022.  


Meeting details

At 10:30am: Oral evidence
Work Live Facial Recognition (Non-inquiry session)
Interdisciplinary Professorial Fellow in Law, Ethics and Informatics at Birmingham Law School & School of Computer Science
Head of Strategy at NEC Software Solutions
Senior Responsible Officer for Facial Recognition Technology at South Wales Police
Director of Intelligence at Metropolitan Police Service

The Justice and Home Affairs Committee is hearing evidence from 4 witnesses and will focus on the deployment of the technology, with evidence from police forces, academics and LFR providers.  

Possible areas of questions include:

  • How to develop meaningful human engagement with LFR;
  • The process of acquiring the technology;
  • How police force use of the technology can be held to account;
  • How police forces apply the principle of transparency to their use of the technology. 

Further information


Room 2, Palace of Westminster

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