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.

The UK Home Office has accidentally deleted an estimated 150,000 arrest history records from the Police National Computer (PNC), including…

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‘Lashing together’ biometrics development for the US intelligence community

Coordination of effort in the federal government has not been in vogue for four years, but one segment of the…

 

LAPD face biometrics policy approved by Commission

The Los Angeles Police Commission has unanimously approved the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD’s) police for the deployment of facial…

 

Clearview AI biometrics searches spike as police work to identify Capitol rioters

Alabama’s Oxford city police department is among U.S. law enforcement departments using Clearview AI’s controversial biometric facial recognition software to…

 

Bill to limit police biometrics use tabled in New York state as legislators struggle with facial recognition

A state legislator in New York has introduced a curious bill to prohibit arrests on the sole basis of “facial…

 

Alaska completes biometric database upgrade to solve crimes faster

The department of public safety of the U.S. State of Alaska has announced the completion of a two-year upgrade of…

 

NJ man wrongfully arrested based on facial recognition sues police and prosecutors

A New Jersey man has filed a civil rights lawsuit against police and prosecutors alleging racial profiling and misconduct in…

 

Biometrics, drones and robotic guards: Inside Hong Kong’s first ‘smart prison’

Tai Tam Gap Correctional Institution in Shek O, Hong Kong, is to become the city’s first smart prison in 2021,…

 

Massachusetts governor to sign bill limiting police facial recognition after compromise

A compromise has been reached between Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and the state senate to reduce the restrictions on facial…

 

Facial recognition legislation rolls on in New Orleans and Oakland, Boston Celtics players urge passage

New Orleans City Council has passed a ban on the use of facial recognition by police and other local agencies,…

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