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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.

 

NBI biometrics centers expand

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in the Philippines recently implemented a new Biometrics Clearance System to improve quality of…

 

Biometrics data to be collected from foreign visitors to India

Foreign nationals visiting India as tourists or working may soon have their biometrics data collected. India will pilot the project…

 

Fast fingerprint processing to cost more for Ontario volunteers

Expedited criminal record checks that utilize biometric fingerprint processing for volunteers in Ontario will cost much more than traditional criminal…

 

Police in San Bernardino Valley using biometrics during sweeps

Californian cities are now using biometric systems during crime sweeps. The police departments of Barstow, Fontana, Upland, Montclair, San Bernardino…

 

Bill C-30 under scrutiny due to privacy concerns

In Canada, both federal and Ontario privacy commissioners have expressed concern over Bill C-30, which they say is too invasive…

 

U.S. immigrant fingerprint sharing program flawed

James Makowski, a Chicago-area U.S. citizen, is suing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security…

 

Indian President appeals to citizens to enroll in biometric registery

Under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Citizenship Rules 2003, the citizen registration under the National Population Register (NPR) is mandatory…

 

ForensicaGPS is the new tool against crime

Reviewing grainy video footage from cheap closed circuit television cameras known as CCTV used to be a huge headache for…

 

Afghanistan using biometrics on wide scale for security

Afghanistan is utilizing biometrics technology as a helpful counter-insurgency tool. The Afghan government has started taking fingerprints and scanning the…

 

Nigeria lawmakers call for biometric scanners at borders

A resolution by Rep. Emmanuel Ekon and 23 others was unanimously received and adopted by the Nigerian House of Representatives…

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