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.

The use of biometric facial recognition from third parties by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has “exponentially” improved the…

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Half of Australians comfortable with biometric recognition, Korea sees twofold user-rate increase

Even though concerns about biometric facial recognition technology have been expressed, Australians are not worried about the technology and seem…

 

Biometric app proposed for Chilean inmates on home release, monitoring deployed to Australia prison

An app leveraging face and voice biometrics and geolocation is being proposed by Chilean technology company GeoVictoria to enable Columbia to…

 

Anti-government nonprofit wants to rebalance biometrics law in Utah

A small libertarian nonprofit in Utah is pushing the state to curb government surveillance, biometric and otherwise. Libertas Institute sees…

 

National biometric facial recognition system tender delayed for eighth time by Indian authority

The bid deadline for India’s incoming Automated Facial Recognition System has been pushed back for the eighth time by the…

 

EU advisory board on biometric data sharing with UK: Not so fast, please

The European Parliament has refused to sign any fingerprint-sharing agreement with the United Kingdom unless the agreement binds both sides…

 

London Metropolitan Police now considering pausing facial recognition expansion

Following several months of growing concerns among privacy rights advocates and an independent report commissioned by London’s Metropolitan Police that…

 

Report outlines biometric tools used to solve federal crimes

The U.S. Government Accountability Office has issued the first in a pair of reports sketching the digital forensic tools, including…

 

Queensland to upload driver’s licence images to Australia’s national biometrics database

Australia’s database of facial biometrics from driver’s licenses will soon add images from Queensland, the Department of Home Affairs told…

 

UK police not transparent about AI, biometric facial recognition use in investigations, report says

Although they likely use artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision systems (ADS) in criminal investigations, only a very small number…

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