The biometrics field is evolving rapidly and offers great potential in the identification and prevention of crime and the delivery of community safety.
However, the use of biometric data and technologies raises a range of ethical and human rights considerations. This public consultation therefore explores the potential to deliver independent and ethical oversight of the collection and use of such data in a policing and community safety context.
Full analysis of consultation responses will be undertaken and published following its close. Results will further inform proposals and we will seek to bring forward legislation in the current Parliamentary session.