Police at a Beyoncé concert in Cardiff in May used facial recognition technology to target known paedophiles for the first time. Alun Michael, the South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner disclosed that the technology was being used to scan the audience for potential terrorists at big events, but also for paedophiles who may be a risk to young people. Michael said that using the cameras for that purpose was "entirely sensible". He added that the cameras had also been used at two Harry Styles concerts in the city over the summer. No arrests were made at the Beyoncé concert, and no positive matches were found for any potential suspects.
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