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.

London Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick says the force’s attempts to use facial recognition on CCTV cameras are being hindered…

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U.S. federal enforcement agencies deploying surveillance cameras hidden in streetlights

Federal contracting documents have revealed that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have hidden…

 

Parroco Production Group wins USCG contract for biometric readers, support services

The US Coast Guard (USCG) awarded Chesapeake, VA-based Parroco Security Integration Group (P-SIG), the biometrics division of Parroco Production Group,…

 

DHS-wide biometrics programs, issues, detailed in data mining report to Congress

The comprehensive, legally mandated new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Privacy Office’s Data Mining Report to Congress provides detailed updates…

 

New South Wales Government antes up for Australian Home Office facial biometrics system

Police and law enforcement agencies in New South Wales, Australia will soon have access to the Face Verification Service (FVS)…

 

Documents suggest Orlando Police facial recognition pilot training and communication inadequate

The Orlando Police Department’s pilots of Amazon’s facial recognition technology have had mixed early results, according to documents obtained by…

 

ACLU seeks disclosure of facial recognition plans from Homeland Security

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Services disclose its use or plans…

 

Orlando police sign on for second trial of Amazon facial recognition technology

The Orlando Police Department has signed an agreement for its second test of Amazon’s facial recognition technology despite what Orlando…

 

Israel’s fingerprint identification system failing border and police checks at high rates

A committee reviewing Israel’s Biometric Database Law says that the fingerprint identification system is suffering high rates of failure when…

 

Bezos says Amazon committed to working with U.S. Department of Defense

Amazon will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Defense, regardless of criticism, CEO Jeff Bezos told an audience…

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