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 U.S. Justice Department’s Marshals Service has issued a request for information (RFI) from vendors on counter-biometric expertise to perform…

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Police and ICE facial biometrics system in San Diego shut down to comply with new state law

If proponents of the use of biometric facial recognition systems by law enforcement agencies were hoping for a big boost…

 

CBP begins assessing collection of DNA samples from persons in custody

Effective this week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began collecting DNA from any person in CBP custody who is subject…

 

South Wales police heavily criticized for facial recognition use at football derby

South Wales police are deploying biometric facial recognition technology at a major football derby between Cardiff City and Swansea City…

 

Law enforcement increasingly using cloud extraction tech to collect social media and application data: report

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using extraction technology to access data saved to the cloud, according to Privacy International citing…

 

iFLyTek develops voice recognition for law enforcement; moves forward with AI innovation despite U.S. ban

Chinese startup iFlyTek boasts it has created for law enforcement AI technology that leverages voice biometrics to identify a person,…

 

India’s National Crime Records Bureau pushes back facial recognition bid deadline again

After pushing the deadline back five times, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) in India is still accepting bids for…

 

Biometric scanners track police officers at work in the Philippines, Canada

Police officers in Manila will from now on be monitored with a biometric fingerprint system for attendance to prevent repeated…

 

Half of Brits OK with police using DNA supplied for ancestry analysis for crime investigations

More than half of British adults (55%) believe DNA databases collected by private companies to analyze ancestry should be used…

 

Idemia biometric algorithm generates thousands of leads as fingerprint examiner tests questioned

Michigan State Police say the new fingerprint matching software the department acquired from Idemia in late 2018 is a “game…

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