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Freedom of Information Request

Facial Recognition Technology

Received: 10 February 2020

To whom it may concern,

Under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, please provide me with full answers to each of the following questions:

1. Has your council used facial recognition technology, either as a pilot/trial or ongoing work? If the answer is no, you may disregard the rest of the questions

2. If yes please provide the date of use, location and purpose eg Boxing Day, city centre, to look for shoplifters

3. What were the results - were any individuals arrested or found to have breached civil orders etc. If you recorded the false alert rate please provide details

4. Were any private firms or police forces involved? If so please provide details

5. Has your council either referred itself to the Information Commissioner's Office over facial recognition issues, or been referred by a third party? If so please provide details

Please respond within 20 working days.

Outcome / Documents

  • Response (all information to be supplied) - application/pdf - Download

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