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.

 

Legislation would block police from using facial recognition with body cam footage

The newly introduced Stop Biometric Surveillance by Law Enforcement Act would ban federal law enforcement agencies from using facial recognition…

 

Iris ID provides biometric authentication for LA County Sheriff to optimize prison process

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will roll out Iris ID’s biometric recognition technology to implement iris-based authentication during the prisoner…

 

One step forward — right back to square one for Australian cops’ mobile biometric system

It is another reminder, this time from a biometrics system Down Under, that while technology can underperform, it cannot over-promise….

 

U.S. Congress member welcomes AWS’s facial recognition moratorium, demands further explanations

U.S. Member of Congress Jimmy Gomez has written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos applauding the decision to implement…

 

Amnesty pushes for ban on facial recognition use for mass surveillance by police, government

Amnesty International is supporting the Algorithmic Justice League, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation in their fight against biometric facial recognition technology use for…

 

DataWorks face biometrics police contract extension on hold as Detroit residents protest

Earlier this week, Detroit residents started a caravan of 40 vehicles to protest against Project Green Light, which sees biometric…

 

U.S. law enforcement face biometrics market carries on despite splashy announcements

U.S. police will still have choices among biometrics providers when contracting facial recognition services, despite several big names exiting the…

 

Australian rights advocates criticize use of facial biometrics by police, government

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow is pushing for more rigorous facial recognition regulation to prevent law enforcement from abusing…

 

Microsoft joins the crowd in declining to sell facial biometrics to U.S. police until federal law in place

Microsoft has followed Amazon and IBM in declaring it does not sell facial recognition technology to police in the United States,…

 

Amazon pauses sale of facial biometrics to police while advocates push Microsoft and Ring to follow

Amazon has put a one-year moratorium on direct sales of its biometric facial recognition service to law enforcement to allow for…

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