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Justifying the use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement

Published on: 20 November 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

Corporate Crime analysis: The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued the first Commissioner’s Opinion in relation to UK regulation of the processing of personal data which takes place whenever law enforcement organisations deploy live facial recognition technology (LFR) in public spaces. Julian Hayes, partner, and Andrew Watson, legal assistant at BCL Solicitors LLP, discuss the implications of the Opinion, and emphasise the importance of establishing ‘a clear and sufficient legal framework for the use of LFR in the UK’ sooner rather than later. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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