Facial Recognition Technology - 762/22

Date Responded 14 June 2022

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

  1. Please could you confirm if the force is using live and/or retrospective facial recognition technology, or is planning to in the next 12 months?
  2. If you are using facial recognition, which supplier(s) have you contracted with?
  3. Please share copies of your policy, standard operating procedure and DPIA along with any other related documentation.


In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is not held by Northumbria Police.

We are not using, or planning to use in the next 12 months – such technology.

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