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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): New technologies and the application of the law

Justice and Home Affairs Committee
New technologies and the application of the law

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Start times: 11.30am (private) 11.30am (public)


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Lords Committee discusses new technologies with police representatives

As part of its inquiry into new technologies for the application of the law, the Justice and Home Affairs Committee seeks to explore the practices, needs, and vision of police representatives from England and Wales

Meeting details

At 11.30am: Oral evidence
Inquiry New technologies and the application of the law
Joint APCC Lead for Data and Bioethics at Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales
Joint APCC Lead for Data and Bioethics at Police and crime commissioners
Policing Chief Scientific Officer at National Police Chiefs' Council
Faculty Lead on Crime and Criminal Justice at College of Policing

Witnesses will share their vision for the use of new technologies by police forces in England and Wales in the coming years. They will touch upon the guidance and support they need, accountability, trust, technological biases, as well as mechanisms to ensure that human officers remain in control.

Possible questions

  • Who should be held accountable for the misuse or failure of technology, and through what mechanism?
  • What would be ideal evaluation and oversight mechanisms of the technology used by police forces?
  • Where would technological standards would be most helpful to ensure that technology used by police forces is robust and valid?

Further information

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

How to attend