Southampton night clubs trial facial recognition to deter predators

06/11/2023 | Southampton Daily Echo

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones has commended a trial of facial recognition technology at select night-time venues in Southampton aimed at deterring predatory attacks on women. Jones said, "We have a night-time economy where you have got predatory people who are specifically targeting, particularly females, lone females, in night-time spaces."

The trial is being run by Reveal Media and Go! Southampton, and involves door staff at clubs, pubs and bars using body-worn cameras to scan customers' faces as they enter the premises. If the camera detects anyone banned from the premises, it notifies the bouncers. On the use of facial recognition technology, Jones added, "This is absolutely the way the government wants people to go."

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