Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications of biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. This is a wide-ranging category and can include AFIS, ABIS, mobile identification systems, criminal ID solutions, fingerprint recognition, surveillance, as well as access control systems. Read our research report on biometrics and law enforcement.

In an interview with the Bristol Live Mayor Marvin Rees said that Bristol City Council’s facial recognition technology could probably…

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Nigeria to collect biometrics from security guards to reduce crime

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) is planning to collect biometrics from security guards in the country, followed…

 

INTERPOL hosts law enforcement showcase for facial recognition and other advanced technologies

Law enforcement and technology experts gathered at the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore to consider practical policing applications…

 

Scotland launches public consultation on biometrics code of practice

The Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

 

Legal challenge over police use of facial recognition in Wales moves forward

South Wales police will not block a legal challenge raised by Cardiff man Ed Bridges regarding its use of facial…

 

BIO-key delivers multi-factor biometric authentication for Hungarian law enforcement organization

BIO-key announced that Hungary’s T-Systems has selected BIO-key to deliver multi-factor biometric authentication solutions for one of its law enforcement…

 

Orlando police to continue Amazon facial recognition pilot

The Orlando Police Department has informed the city’s mayor and council in a memo that it will continue to test…

 

London police expect to run more facial recognition trials this year

London Metropolitan Police are planning to run more trials of automated facial recognition technology this year, though are not expecting…

 

U.S. judge rules federal investigators can use suspect biometrics to unlock devices

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal investigators can use a suspect’s biometric features to unlock electronic devices,…

 

UN privacy rapporteur criticizes accuracy and proportionality of Wales police use of facial recognition

Joseph Cannataci, UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy, has lauded progress by the UK government in creating oversight…

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