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 Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

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Legal challenge over police use of facial recognition in Wales moves forward

South Wales police will not block a legal challenge raised by Cardiff man Ed Bridges regarding its use of facial…

 

BIO-key delivers multi-factor biometric authentication for Hungarian law enforcement organization

BIO-key announced that Hungary’s T-Systems has selected BIO-key to deliver multi-factor biometric authentication solutions for one of its law enforcement…

 

Orlando police to continue Amazon facial recognition pilot

The Orlando Police Department has informed the city’s mayor and council in a memo that it will continue to test…

 

London police expect to run more facial recognition trials this year

London Metropolitan Police are planning to run more trials of automated facial recognition technology this year, though are not expecting…

 

U.S. judge rules federal investigators can use suspect biometrics to unlock devices

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal investigators can use a suspect’s biometric features to unlock electronic devices,…

 

UN privacy rapporteur criticizes accuracy and proportionality of Wales police use of facial recognition

Joseph Cannataci, UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy, has lauded progress by the UK government in creating oversight…

 

Police use of facial recognition to identify Maryland mass shooting suspect ignites debate

The suspect arrested at the scene of the mass shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland was identified by…

 

Biometrics Institute and UNCTED launch guide to biometrics adoption for counter-terrorism

The Biometrics Institute has signed an Arrangement on Cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to promote…

 

London police continue facial recognition testing with Stratford deployment

London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have deployed facial recognition technology in the Stratford area of East London to identify suspects…

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