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Police photograph database: Pros and cons

Police forces in England and Wales have uploaded up to 18 million "mugshots" to a facial recognition database - despite a court ruling it could be unlawful.

They include photos of people never charged, or others cleared of an offence, and were uploaded without Home Office approval, Newsnight has learned.

Nick Hopkins reports.

  • 03 Feb 2015
  • From the section UK
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