UK police use live facial recognition at Formula 1
The UK's Northamptonshire Police used live facial recognition technology for the first time at the 2023 Formula 1 British Grand Prix in order to spot people who pose a "risk of danger to the wider public" such as wanted criminals, or people involved in serious crime or "unlawful protest". Northamptonshire Police said it would also send plain-clothed detectives and armed officers to patrol the circuit and use other measures to prevent disruption to the race.
Writer: Tom Percival and Pete Cooper
Publication date: 2023-07-06