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.

Following recent reports of facial recognition technology being misused, The Biometrics Institute is urging law enforcement agencies, border management agencies…

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NEC appoints biometrics subject matter expert liaison for U.S. federal law enforcement agencies

NEC Corporation of America has appointed former FBI consultant Paul DiPietra to its Advanced Recognition Systems Division to serve as…

 

Detroit officials deny police use real-time facial recognition with city surveillance network

City officials in Detroit have blasted a report from Georgetown Law’s Center on Privacy and Technology (CPIT) as “completely false…

 

European Council sets regulatory framework for biometric data sharing between authorities

The European Council (EC) has adopted a pair of regulations to establish an interoperability framework for the EU’s justice and…

 

California Assembly moves to ban facial recognition in police body cameras

The California State Assembly has approved a proposal to ban the use of facial recognition and biometric scanners in body…

 

Facial recognition deployment by Queensland Police for Commonwealth Games largely unsuccessful

The facial recognition system used by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games did not…

 

Oregon police using Amazon facial biometrics with suspect sketches and dead bodies

Police in Washington County, Oregon have used facial biometrics technology in attempts to identify dead bodies, unconscious suspects, people who…

 

New wearable app connects SIC Biometrics’ devices and smart watches for field ID operations

IdentiFI products from SIC Biometrics can now interact with wearables through the new IdentiFI Watch application, enabling new use cases…

 

Second Florida police force seeks real-time facial recognition in apparent reversal

The office of a Florida Sheriff who told a state House Justice Committee that people are not comfortable with real-time…

 

U.S. judge allows law enforcement to compel suspect to unlock smartphone with biometrics

A U.S. federal district court judge in Massachusetts has ruled that agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and…

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