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Law Enforcement

Law enforcement biometrics refers to applications and biometric systems which aid law enforcement agencies. While most often fingerprints, DNA, and in some cases facial recognition, 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.

The ninth generation of Innovatrics’ automated biometric identification system (ABIS) has been released with new algorithms and a revamped user…

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Lawmakers try again for US bill that opens forensic black boxes

A pair of U.S. politicians have introduced a bill to open black-box forensic algorithms used in criminal trials. The AI…

 

US has well-oiled funding machine putting advanced data tools in cops’ hands

A new examination of how the U.S. government pays for experimental and new police data systems shows how far consequential…

 

Is the EU AI Act leaving a backdoor for emotion recognition?

As the European Union prepares to adopt the Artificial Intelligence Act, the landmark legislation is still attracting criticism, this time…

 

Met Police nab 45 people with facial recognition, deployments coming to Lincolnshire 

Police in the UK continue to double down on facial recognition use in line with plans to transform their work…

 

Warrantless face-matching opposed in 2 US state capitals

Two U.S. commonwealths are acting to restrict the use by police of facial recognition without warrants. Massachusetts and Kentucky lawmakers…

 

Ireland to hear from stakeholders on police facial recognition bill

Ireland’s Joint Committee on Justice will meet in a pair of sessions today to scrutinize the draft Garda Síochána (Recording…

 

Expansive facial recognition surveillance coming to Hong Kong, Bahrain, South Africa

The use of facial recognition technology for law enforcement has proven controversial, but not enough to deter authorities around the…

 

EU’s Prüm II rolls on; will it roll over privacy concerns?

The debate over an update to a biometrics-sharing agreement in the EU is simple enough. Either there’re no human rights…

 

Neurotechnology tops NIST PFT III eval, releases criminal ID tools for law enforcement

Lithuanian machine learning algorithm provider Neurotechnology has announced it is once again the top performing fingerprint verification algorithm according to…

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