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 a broad Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the American Civil Liberties Union has asked for 20 different sets…

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Italian lawmaker requests details of new police facial recognition system

An Italian legislator is requesting more information about the facial recognition system recently introduced for use by Italian police, which…

 

Biometric ID cards being issued for civilian gun owners in Kenya

This week Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that all licensed civilian gun holders have until March 18 to…

 

Facial biometrics to secure Brazilian digital bank transactions and Carnival celebrations

Facial recognition adoption seems to be increasing in Brazil, with Rio de Janeiro deploying a facial recognition system for public…

 

Less than 10 percent of UK police forces accredited for fingerprint processing

The basic quality standards for fingerprint evidence are being met by less than 10 percent of UK police forces, potentially…

 

DNA processing carried out by DHS S&T for FBI, intel agencies

DNA “bio-forensic” data is being used by the FBI — and other law enforcement and intelligence agencies – to determine…

 

Judge rules U.S. law enforcement cannot compel biometrics to unlock device

Police in the U.S. cannot compel people to unlock their mobile devices with fingerprint or facial biometrics, a California judge…

 

Northern Ireland police agree to publish biometric data retention policy

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has agreed to publish a formal public policy on biometric data retention as…

 

FBI trialing Amazon facial biometrics for video processing

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) is piloting Amazon Rekognition to sort the enormous volumes of video footage it…

 

Malaysian state launches facial recognition to CCTV network

The State of Penang has launched the first public facial recognition system in Malaysia to the CCTV network on Penang…

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