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.

Publication: BBC

Writer: Tom Percival and Pete Cooper

Publication date: 2023-07-06

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