back to article Home Office biometrics strategy is three years overdue, despite 'lack of clarity'

Police use of facial recognition technology continues unregulated and unguided as the Home Office has still failed to deliver its biometrics strategy, ahead of an official report due to be published on Friday. While the Home Office would confirm to The Register that the Biometrics Commissioner's annual report for 2015 would be …

  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "this technology will simply sort itself out"

    Indeed ACPO will roll out what they want with no legal authority, and it will be done deal, just like the ever growing ANPR network.

    Who needs oversight? "Not us," said ACPO, "because we are the law".

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  2. Dan 55 Silver badge

    Judge Dredd

    Lately there seems to be a fashion for letting them get on with it then writing the law to cover what they do.

  3. Wommit

    Police / Home Office

    In reality, Departments of Control.

  4. MT Field

    FTFY strategy doc

    " to set out how we will use biometrics to deliver our objectives over the PAST five years"

  5. All names Taken

    Heads up!

    Bring me the head of the mandarin responsible!

  6. PaulAb

    Smile please

    Why not join forces with the morons at GCHQ and the MOD, then involve some inbred in government who needs light on his/her face and create a law that insists every person in the uk stand in front of a police camera at least twice a day and have a picture taken, this would save a lot of time and effort and someMinister having to think to hard (about anything)

    Must go...Piccy time

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