Work Programme and Reports
As set out in the terms of reference, the panel will have an annual work programme approved by the Mayor or DMPC. In compiling the work programme, the Panel must incorporate any matters referred to it by the Mayor or DMPC and seek and have regard to the views of the Commissioner about future developments and ethical issues impacting on the MPS. The work programme may only be varied with the consent of the Mayor or DMPC.
2018 Work Programme
Interim Report on Live Facial Recognition
Facial recognition technology is one of a potentially larger set of tools associated with emerging digital policing technologies. This report specifically concerns Live Facial Recognition technology (LFR), which is the realtime application of facial recognition technology in a public space.
The Metropolitan Police Service is currently trialling a specific form of LFR. The Panel is issuing this Interim Report in order to comment on the current trials of LFR, and also to provide an indication of further ethical issues that it believes should be considered before LFR is adopted more widely.
Click here to download the report.