South Wales Police are very much aware of the need for transparency when trialling any new technology to ensure that our communities understand and ultimately support its use.
To ensure the use of Facial Recognition technology is both proportionate and necessary, we have developed a robust internal governance structure to challenge use of the technology. South Wales Police is also party to a wider national governance which further scrutinises its use.
We are very much aware of just because technology allows us to do something this doesn’t mean that we automatically should use it without having the appropriate checks and balances in place.
Further community engagement is constantly being sought and we are continuing to understand how the technology may affect all aspects of our community.