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 inclusion of biometrics in the European Union’s Schengen Visa Information System (VIS) for all visa applicants aged six and…

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Biometrica’s role in platform for finding missing children revealed

In an effort to help locate missing children, the International Center for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) has launched a…

 

Civil rights groups say CBP ignored them and skipped public feedback for Biometric Entry/Exit

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intends to apply the Biometric Entry and Exit system to all international flights in…

 

Brexit drama blocking public and political debate on facial recognition surveillance by UK police

Fans entering an upcoming Six Nations rugby championship match between Wales and Ireland will be scanned against a wanted list…

 

Biometrics and AI vision technologies deployed in Hong Kong and UK prisons to prevent drug use

Hong Kong is testing AI vision and prisoner-tracking technologies and the UK has completed a trial of iris and facial…

 

Onfido and INTERPOL train government officials to detect fraudulent identity documents

Onfido is partnering with INTERPOL to provide a 3-day training course to government officials from Southeast Asia to help them…

 

Constitutional rights group recommends laws limiting facial biometrics use by U.S. law enforcement

The Project on Government Oversight’s (POGO’s) Constitution Project has released a report on the potential impact of law enforcement using…

 

Thermo Fisher and American genetics expert awaken to misuse of DNA technology by China

Yale University geneticist Dr. Kenneth Kidd, who along with Thermo Fisher Scientific provided China’s government with the materials it needed…

 

Chinese police using Watrix gait biometrics as company plans major funding round

Gait recognition technology from Watrix has already been tested by police in Beijing, Shanghai, and Chongqing, and the company has…

 

UK oversight group publishes ethics framework for police use of facial recognition

The UK government’s independent Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) has published an interim report outlining nine ethical principles forming…

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