UK facial recognition trials backed by home secretary
15 July 2019 19:25 GMT

UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid has given his support to British police over their recent pilots of facial recognition cameras.

Police forces including the Met and in Wales have been using tech designed to help spot suspects in public spaces.

Javid said it was important that police made use of the latest tools to help them solve crimes.

Javid told the BBC: “I back the police in looking at technology and trialling it and… different types of facial recognition technology is being trialled especially by the Met at the moment and I think it’s right they look at that.”

But he added: “If they want to take it further it’s also right that they come to government, we look at it carefully and we set out through Parliament how that can work.”