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.

A committee reviewing Israel’s Biometric Database Law says that the fingerprint identification system is suffering high rates of failure when…

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Bezos says Amazon committed to working with U.S. Department of Defense

Amazon will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Defense, regardless of criticism, CEO Jeff Bezos told an audience…

 

Forensics consultancy advises U.S. police on leveraging biometrics from suspect’s devices

A company advising U.S. law enforcement on mobile forensics is advising them to avoid looking at suspect’s phones which may…

 

Chicago weighing special rules for businesses to use facial recognition for security

Chicago is considering amending its municipal code to allow businesses licensed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) to collect and…

 

Vigilant Solutions offers body cameras with facial recognition after Edesix acquisition

Public safety technology company Vigilant Solutions has announced the launch of an artificial intelligence-powered investigative platform to provide access to…

 

Motorola files patent for biometric courtroom in a car

Motorola has filed for a U.S. patent for a “mobile law enforcement communication system,” which is a suite of tools…

 

secunet app for mobile identity checks now available for iOS

secunet announced that its app for mobile identity checks, secunet bocoa, is now available for the iOS platform enabling police…

 

Using facial recognition to activate police body cameras sparks concern

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application from Digital Ally for several extensions of body camera…

 

FBI forces suspect to unlock iPhone with Face ID

A U.S. federal investigator has forced a criminal suspect to unlock his iPhone X using Face ID after receiving a…

 

Five Eyes issue ultimatum to tech companies for backdoor device access

The countries participating in the “Five Eyes” intelligence partnership have issued a request for backdoor access to electronic devices which…

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