London’s Met Police Buying Retrospective Facial Recognition Technology
The UK’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has been authorised to buy and use retrospective facial recognition technology.
The Mayor of London’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) has approved a contract with Northgate Public Services, a recently-acquired subsidiary of Japan’s NEC Corporation.
While live facial recognition – itself extremely controversial – compares live images with those on a specific watchlist, retrospective facial recognition allows police to check against a far broader list.
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