Facial recognition demonstration

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Dear Southend on Sea Borough Council,

Please see tweet from DCI Neil Puney: https://twitter.com/DCINeilPudney/status...
"Viewed innovative facial recognition cctv system in London today. #Southend BID & Council also attended and we will now exploring options to be 1st area to trial in UK. Smart new technology designed to prevent/reduce crime & make best use of our resources. #Innovation"

Under the Freedom of Information Act please advise:

a) which police force demonstrated the facial recognition cctv system in London as per the above tweet.

b) whether the facial recognition was demonstrated on static or mobile cameras.

c) when discussions at the council started on facial recognition. Please list dates of discussions started with BID, Essex Police and the force demonstrating the facial recognition.

d) what further action will be taken on the possible use of facial recognition by the council, BID or the police.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others and in such case please could you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.

If you are not fully certain of what it is I am asking then I look forward to contact from you as soon as possible to clarify what it is I am requesting in order to meet your obligations under the law.

If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply within the cost limit.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Southend FOI requests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

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Dear P King,

 

Thank you for your request received on 10.07.18 for information under the
Freedom of Information Act 2000. Your request should receive a reply by
08.08.18.

 

If you have any queries please get in touch quoting the FOI reference
number FOI 07379.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dominic Sexton – Corporate Freedom of Information Team – Southend-on-Sea
Borough Council

Creating a Better Southend

( 01702 534929 (Direct) | * [Southend on Sea Borough Council request email] |8 [2]www.southend.gov.uk

Policy, Engagement and Communication l Southend-on-Sea Borough Council |
Floor 2 Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, SS2 6ER

    

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Gadawodd Richard Taylor anodiad ()

The request wasn't sent to an individual, it was sent to the generic FOI email address which the response says it should be sent to.

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Richard - WhatDoTheyKnow.com volunteer

Gadawodd Pippa King anodiad ()

That's great Richard. Thank you.

PlaceFOIRequests, Southend on Sea Borough Council

Dear Ms King

 

In response to your Freedom of information request number 7379, in which
you asked the following questions

 

Please see tweet from DCI Neil Puney:
[1]https://twitter.com/DCINeilPudney/status...

"Viewed innovative facial recognition cctv system in London today.
#Southend BID & Council also attended and we will now exploring options to
be 1st area to trial in UK. Smart new technology designed to
prevent/reduce crime & make best use of our resources. #Innovation"

 

Under the Freedom of Information Act please advise:

a)      which police force demonstrated the facial recognition cctv system
in London as per the above tweet.

b)      whether the facial recognition was demonstrated on static or
mobile cameras.

c)      when discussions at the council started on facial recognition. 
Please list dates of discussions started with BID, Essex Police and the
force demonstrating the facial recognition.

d)      what further action will be taken on the possible use of facial
recognition by the council, BID or the police.

 

I can confirm that a search for the information has been completed.

 

a)  We believe it was a demonstration by the company FaceWatch, rather
than a London Police Force, the council does not hold any further
information in relation to this meeting or any discussions that took
place.  As this was arranged by Essex Police please may I suggest you
re-direct your request to Essex Police, Southend Police Station.

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our response, you should write to
the Group Manager – Policy, Engagement and Communication, Corporate
Services Department, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue,
Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER. If you are not content with the outcome
of your review, you can make a complaint under the Council’s complaints
process by writing to Corporate Complaints Officer, Corporate Services
Department, PO Box 6, Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea,
Essex, SS2 6ER.

 

You can also apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a
decision although generally the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have
exhausted the Council’s complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner
can be contacted at: The Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe
House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

 

Kind regards

 

 

Business Intelligence Officer | Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Department for Place | Southend on Sea Borough Council | Floor 13 Civic
Centre | Victoria Avenue | Southend on Sea | SS2 6ER

 

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Safe – clean – healthy – prosperous – excellent – Creating a better
Southend

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