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.

 

Police in Miami, India, Macau expand facial recognition use amid further warnings

The Miami-Dade County Police Department (MDPD), Florida’s largest police force, is seeking to join the many departments in the state…

 

FingerID launches AI AFIS promising fast and accurate biometric fingerprint matching at scale

An automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) promising revolutionary performance and accuracy benefits at scale based on new innovations in artificial…

 

U.S. Homeland Security to hold biometrics for 259M people by 2022 and seeks new capabilities

The IDENT database held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold biometric data from at least 259…

 

India delays facial recognition tender deadline as Russian systems roll out

A contract to supply biometric technology to India’s new national facial recognition system has not been awarded as planned, as…

 

UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics group finally reports concerns with government plans

The UK government has released the first annual report from the Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group (BFEG) two years later…

 

India police hackathon focused on facial recognition and data analytics

The Karnataka State Police Department in India is organizing the first edition of the “India Police Hackathon 2019,” writes the…

 

INTERPOL urges systematic biometric data collection and sharing to combat terrorist threats

INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock has emphasized to Project Kalkan countries the importance of collecting and sharing biometric data with…

 

US federal agencies sued for facial recognition deployment info as UK Commissioner calls for police use rules

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to obtain records relating to their use of biometric facial recognition…

 

Police consider facial recognition in Denmark, Sweden, Romania, but bias concerns persist

Copenhagen police could gain a “huge advantage” in investigations by implementing a biometric facial recognition system to scan footage from…

 

NEC revealed as provider of biometric facial recognition services for Australian Federal Police

The biometric analysis platform used by Australian Federal Police (AFP) is NEC’s NeoFace, a report from ZDNet has revealed. An…

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