Law Enforcement Facial Images and New Biometrics Oversight and Advisory Board

The Law Enforcement Facial Images and New Biometrics Oversight and Advisory Board oversees the police use of automated facial recognition (AFR), live facial recognition (LFR) custody images and new biometrics.

The board’s purpose is to look at the development and use by police forces of:

  • facial image storing and matching systems
  • new biometrics other than DNA, fingerprints and facial images - this includes voice, iris, finger vein and gait recognition
  • sharing of facial images collected by police forces with other agencies

Terms of reference (PDF, 157KB, 4 pages) and remit of the Law Enforcement Facial Images and New Biometrics Oversight and Advisory Board.

Membership

This board brings together representatives from the list below to allow open dialogue between those considering using facial recognition and new biometric technology.

Representatives:

  • Police
  • Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Home Office
  • Surveillance Camera Commissioner
  • Biometrics Commissioner
  • Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Forensic Science Regulator
  • Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group

Members

  • Duncan Ball (Chair): DAC Metropolitan Police Service
  • Christophe Prince: Director, Data and Identity Directorate, Home Office
  • Martyn Underhill: Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Tony Porter: The Surveillance Camera Commissioner
  • Judith Jones: Information Commissioner’s Office
  • Gill Tully: The Forensic Science Regulator
  • Paul Wiles: Biometrics Commissioner
  • Dr Nina Hallowell: Biometrics & Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG), chair of sub-group on facial recognition
  • Sean Byron: Staff Officer to DAC Duncan Ball for Facial Identification, Metropolitan Police Service
  • Brendan Crean: Home Office Biometrics Programme
  • Neil Cohen: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl)
  • Gary Dodds: Department of Justice, Northern Ireland
  • Elaine Hamilton: Scottish Government

Minutes

Secretariat will be provided by Home Office.

Contact details

socidentitypolicyteam@homeoffice.gov.uk