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.

It is illegal and unethical for U.S. firms to sell DNA sequencers to police in China’s Xinjiang territory, yet according…

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Far-right pols in Estonia block biometric database with dubious claims

How controversial can government databases of citizen biometric data get? There is no upper limit at the moment. In Estonia,…

 

DHS is failing in risk management for new biometric ID system — report

It is hard to imagine an information system — a biometric identity management system, no less — that has been…

 

‘Looming dangers’ of biometrics collection under guise of counterterrorism studied

A series of global events have led to the growing and untransparent use of biometrics collection under the pretext of…

 

Federal US bill to ban law enforcement face biometrics ‘coming soon’

A U.S. senator says he will soon be reintroducing the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium act, as the Electronic…

 

Curbs on biometric DNA searches by cops: Not a trend yet

Hesitancy by state governments to rein in police use of consumer databases for crime investigations is eroding. In Maryland, a…

 

Washington county restricts facial recognition use by sheriff, country offices

King County, Washington, home to facial recognition-providing tech giants Amazon and Microsoft, has passed a ban on the use of…

 

Allegations in wrongful arrest suit involving face biometrics against Apple, contractor get worse

Apple is facing legal action over an alleged repeated pattern of carelessness and over-reliance on a face biometrics system, followed…

 

Australian HRC calls for partial facial recognition moratorium, new AI oversight

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition in “high-risk” settings, as…

 

Campaigners predict U.S. federal facial recognition regulation

Amazon’s move to make its moratorium on sales of facial recognition to U.S law enforcement indefinite is adding to the…

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