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 Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has been instructed to speed up the issuance of biometric ID cards and…

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ACLU suit seeks the release of Clearview AI face biometrics data by ICE and CBP

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is seeking legal action to compel U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and…

 

ACLU seeks to make facial recognition use by police a civil rights issue with wrongful arrest suit

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Michigan, and the University of Michigan Law School’s Civil Rights Litigation…

 

Idemia upgrades INTERPOL multi-biometric system, extension to border stations planned

Idemia will supply its latest-generation multi-biometric identification system (MBIS) to INTERPOL for instant identification of criminal suspects with fingerprint and face…

 

Bhutan taps Papilon to create biometric database for law enforcement

The Department of Civil Registration and Census (DCRC) in Bhutan has announced a new program to capture residents’ biometric data…

 

NYPD not true blue when it comes to facial recognition transparency

The worst-case scenario for those who want police to use a controversial facial recognition service is playing out. News is…

 

Estonia approves biometric database for law enforcement system

The Estonian government has approved the establishment of a database for forensic searches by law enforcement with an Automated Biometric…

 

More biometrics laws, more tactical advice, too little about trust

The debate over police use of facial recognition continues without an obvious end. A few states — the latest is…

 

Integrated Biometrics scanners now adopted by police in a dozen UK areas, serving 11 million people

Police forces across the UK serving a dozen jurisdictions with more than 11 million citizens are now using fingerprint scanners…

 

UK government rejects live CCTV face biometrics moratorium, claims progress in response to Committee

A lot has changed in the use of biometrics across the UK over the past couple of years, but the…

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