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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.

 

UK schools not protecting biometric data

A study has found that data in UK schools gathered from pupils, which includes biometrics, are at risk and susceptible…

 

Alabama to require biometric scans for prison visitors

The Alabama Department of Corrections has implemented a new policy that requires visitors to state prisons to have their fingerprint…

 

DNA markers to authenticate military electronic devices

The US Department of Defense recently awarded Applied DNA Sciences, Inc. a contract for microcircuit authentication. The company is best…

 

DOJ grants $1 million for sex offender biometrics registry

The US Department of Justice will provide a grant of $1 million to five Native American tribes in Washington state…

 

An interview with Stevan Jovanovich, CEO, IntegenX

Please note: This article has been edited for clarity and length. Stevan Jovanovich, a persistent innovator and Chief Executive of…

 

3M releases screen protectors to fade fingerprints

3M has released a screen protector that makes fingerprints on tablets fade away over time. Fingerprints and other biometric information…

 

Interpol and South African police host fingerprint experts

The Southern African Regional Police Chiefs Cooperation Organization (SARPCCO) hosted a 3-day meeting last week in Windhoek, attended by experts…

 

UK nightclub uses biometrics to control entry

The Underground, a nightclub in Dundee, Scotland, recently installed biometric fingerprint scanners for first time visitors to prove they are…

 

Jakarta issues e-ID cards with biometrics

The Jakarta Civil Registration Agency adopted biometrics through issuing new e-ID cards however only one million of 4.6 million e-ID…

 

Voters asked to approve levy for biometric crime database

Voters from King County have been encouraged in a Seattle Times editorial to approve and support a six-year $120 million…

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