South Wales Police

Legal Challenge to Biometric Surveillance Gets Underway in UK

Legal Challenge to Biometric Surveillance Gets Underway in UK

“The hearings, held at a court in Cardiff, heard from South Wales Police barrister Jeremy Johnson QC, who explained that the facial recognition technology only looks for matches against police watch lists, and that if no match is found for a given subject, their biometric data is deleted immediately.” Hearings are now underway in the…

Academic Study Offers ‘Balanced Perspective’ on South Wales Police Facial Recognition

Academic Study Offers ‘Balanced Perspective’ on South Wales Police Facial Recognition

“Commenting on the Cardiff University study, South Wales Police Deputy Chief Constable Richard Lewis said it offers “a balanced perspective” on the facial recognition system, with police use of facial recognition having become a controversial subject in the UK.” Facial recognition technology being used by South Wales Police has now come under academic scrutiny, with…

FOI Docs Show Advancement of South Wales Police Facial Recognition Tech

FOI Docs Show Advancement of South Wales Police Facial Recognition Tech

“At Biggest Weekend, the facial recognition technology delivered two accurate matches against police databases, with one arrest made on an outstanding warrant.” South Wales Police are using much improved facial recognition technology in their biometric surveillance efforts, reports WalesOnline. The revelation comes by way of a freedom of information request, which found that during a…

South Wales Police’ Use of Facial Recognition Produces Mixed Results

South Wales Police’ Use of Facial Recognition Produces Mixed Results

Biometric facial recognition technology has helped South Wales Police to make 2,000 positive matches over the past nine months, leading to over 450 arrests, the police force has announced. But it isn’t clear that the technology used in the field is quite so effective. In a statement, SWP explained that it is using two biometric…

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

South Wales Police Expanding Use of NEC Facial Recognition Tech

“…SWP Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis highlighted the technology’s utility in the case of the aforementioned arrest of a wanted criminal…” NEC is offering new details on the biometric technology it has provided to South Wales Police in the UK. The technology was deployed this past spring, ahead of a major soccer match in Cardiff.…

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police Make First Arrest Using Live Facial Recognition

South Wales Police have made their first arrest using newly-deployed facial recognition technology. Plans for the technology’s use were first unveiled earlier this spring, with SWP aiming to leverage surveillance cameras at the Cardiff Principality Stadium for a major soccer match this month, with additional deployments Cardiff’s main train station. The police force has also…