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.

The business case for Australia’s canceled Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project was only partially developed or poorly articulated, and never…

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U.S. advocacy group launches campaign for national ban on government facial recognition use

Fight for the Future has launched a national campaign to call for a ban on the use of biometric facial…

 

India issues RFP for national biometric facial recognition system

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) is inviting bids from solutions providers for a new centralized Automated Facial Recognition System…

 

Stakeholders split on London police use of public facial recognition as study shows 4 in 5 false positives

The Chair of the Metropolitan Police staff association Ken March has called China’s use of public surveillance with biometric facial…

 

INTERPOL conference told biometrics and big data capabilities needed to combat extremism

Biometrics, data analytics, and digital forensics are the three key areas of innovation necessary to enable international law enforcement to…

 

Defense ministry access of police biometrics database among UK Commissioner’s many concerns

The UK should pass new legislation to allow police to develop new biometric capabilities, and the Ministry of Defense should…

 

Axon pledges not to add facial biometrics to body cameras on Ethics Board recommendation

Police body camera maker Axon has decided not to commercialize biometric face matching products on its body cameras, on the…

 

NEC to feature multi-modal biometric immigration gate at INTERPOL World 2019

NEC will be participating in INTERPOL World 2019 next week in Singapore showcasing a variety of NEC public safety solutions…

 

National Sheriffs’ Association signs iris biometric background check deal with BI2 Technologies

BI2 Technologies has signed a five-year exclusive national agreement with the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) to provide biometric iris recognition…

 

U.S. courts at odds over Constitutional protection of biometric device locks

A pair of recent rulings in U.S. court on whether the compulsion of biometrics by law enforcement to access personal…

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