"this technology will simply sort itself out"
Indeed ACPO will roll out what they want with no legal authority, and it will be done deal, just like the ever growing ANPR network.
Who needs oversight? "Not us," said ACPO, "because we are the law".
Lately there seems to be a fashion for letting them get on with it then writing the law to cover what they do.
Police / Home Office
In reality, Departments of Control.
FTFY strategy doc
" to set out how we will use biometrics to deliver our objectives over the PAST five years"
Bring me the head of the mandarin responsible!
Why not join forces with the morons at GCHQ and the MOD, then involve some inbred in government who needs light on his/her face and create a law that insists every person in the uk stand in front of a police camera at least twice a day and have a picture taken, this would save a lot of time and effort and someMinister having to think to hard (about anything)
Must go...Piccy time