2 Fryatt Quay, Pipitea
PO Box 11646
22 July 2014
File Ref: E/01/05/02
T 04 384 5708
F 04 385 6960
[FYI request #1759 email]
Dear Mr Morrison
Request for information 2014/094
I refer to your request for information dated 25 June 2014, which was received by Greater
Wellington Regional Council on 25 June 2014. You have requested the following information:
“…I would like to know if any or all of the CCTV cameras around the Wellington region have had
facial recognition software/technology tested or used through them at any time since they were
Also is facial recognition software/technology being used at present through any of the CCTV
cameras around the Wellington region and if not, are there any plans to implement such technology
into Wellingtons CCTV network?
I can confirm that the CCTV cameras installed in the Wellington region by Greater Wellington
Regional Council do not have any facial recognition capabilities and, as such, facial recognition
technology has not been used or tested on Greater Wellington Regional Council’s CCTV cameras.
There are currently no plans to implement facial recognition technology into Greater Wellington
Regional Council’s CCTV network.
If you have any concerns with the decision(s) referred to in this letter, you have the right to request
an investigation and review by the Ombudsman under section 27(3) of the Local Government
Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.
General Manager, Public Transport
DD: 04 830 4311
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