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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 UK Parliament has received an updated version of the Surveillance Camera Code for review. The text of the new…

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Idemia I&S NA, Aware win biometrics contracts with US law enforcement agencies

Idemia Identity and Security North America has won a six year contract with two one-year extension options for biometric enrollment services…

 

Fingerprint biometrics still a solid tool for police – despite persistent myths

A lengthy research paper looking at myths about fingerprint evidence likely surprises even many evidence experts who think the biometric…

 

Portuguese lawmakers try to unshackle biometric mass surveillance; alarms ring

A proposed Portuguese law expanding the allowable uses of biometric video surveillance by law enforcement is being strongly attacked as…

 

Public surveillance biometrics in Europe could be crushed between the EDPS and AI Act

The European Association for Biometrics (EAB) held an ‘Artificial Intelligence Act Workshop’ to inform members about the impact the proposed…

 

Nigeria counts on biometrics to recapture nearly 4K fleeing jail-breakers

Nigeria’s Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said his ministry is working in collaboration with the Nigerian Identity Management Commission…

 

No facial recognition for South Australia Police on planned CCTV network until law updated

Adelaide City Council passed a motion aimed at preventing South Australia Police (SAPOL) from using facial recognition via a CCTV…

 

Take the shine and target off face biometrics, say researchers

Of the uncounted words, both alarmed and alarming, devoted to law enforcement’s use of facial recognition, there is one sentence…

 

Emergency response biometrics: HID Global fingerprint reader, ERinfo face tool launched

HID Global has released a new plug and play fingerprint biometrics reader for law enforcement while ERinfo has devised a…

 

Oosto backs call for scraped biometrics deletion; Clearview fires back

An industry dust-up has broken out over the appropriate composition of biometric reference databases for law enforcement applications, with Oosto endorsing…

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