Government urges police to step up facial recognition

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Government urges police to step up facial recognition

The UK government is urging police authorities to amplify their use of retrospective facial recognition (RFR) software in the pursuit of offenders.

In a letter to police chiefs, policing minister Chris Philp has recommended a target of more than 200,000 searches of still images against the Police National Database, using this technology, withi...

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