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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.

Live facial recognition, the most contentious government implementation of AI surveillance, is looking attractive to law enforcement leaders in the…

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Move a little to your left. Turn your head. Perfect! Recreating crimes with face biometrics

What happens if facial recognition surveillance cameras only capture a crime suspect from a too-oblique angle to make a confident…

 

4 new biometric monitoring contracts for Supercom in the US, Q2 revenue up

SuperCom announced it secured an agreement with a new customer and strategic partner who is reportedly one of the largest…

 

Expanded scope of biometrics collection, storage for Indian police enters into force

India’s new Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 which gives police officers the power to collect biometric information of convicts and…

 

San Diego finds a compromise on biometric surveillance, but skeptics remain

An accommodation between the right to privacy and the government’s duty to protect has been reached on the use of…

 

Militarization driving biometrics adoption by UK police and border agencies, report argues

UK border and law enforcement agencies have adopted biometrics not just for forensic purposes but as a surveillance tool to…

 

NYPD to produce biometric monitoring of protesters or reply individually why it can’t

The state Supreme Court has ordered the New York Police Department to hand over 2,700 documents from 2020 related the…

 

Awareness grows of infant DNA samples being used in crime investigations

Some U.S. governmental bodies are growing squeamish over law enforcement use of blood spots routinely taken from newborns to screen…

 

UK-US deal, legal changes could jeopardize EU data-sharing agreements

Could new agreements and proposed legislation from the UK government mean the European Union no longer considers it compliant with…

 

Police can’t record teens’ biometrics just because they want to – state supreme court

Police in the U.S. state of Michigan have no more right to record biometric identifiers than they have the right…

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