Met Police purchase retrospective facial recognition technology

28/09/2021 | Forbes

The Metropolitan Police Service has agreed to buy and use retrospective facial recognition technology under a four-year contract worth £3,084,000 with Northgate Public Services. The technology is expected to go into use later this year. "Technical advancements made over recent years would if seized now allow the MPS opportunities that were not previously available to support the detection and matching of faces," a decision approved by the Mayor of London's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC). Retrospective facial recognition allows police to check images captured by cameras at burglaries, assaults, shootings and other crime scenes. 

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