13 May 2020

Police failed clearance to trial facial recognition - Little

From Checkpoint, 6:11 pm on 13 May 2020

Justice Minister Andrew Little says the police failed to get any of the necessary clearance before trialling controversial facial recognition software.

RNZ has learned the police tested US company Clearview's AI programme without consulting their bosses or the Privacy Commissioner.

Mr Little said they also failed to alert anyone from the government.

Mackenzie Smith reports.