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.

 

Another town bans government use of facial recognition, cites dubious inaccuracy claim

Facial recognition technology has been banned form government surveillance use in Brookline, making it the second town in Massachusetts, alongside…

 

“Bumbling” NYPD contractor nearly infects fingerprint database with ransomware

The New York Police Department is blaming a “bumbling” contractor for a ransomware infection of roughly two dozen devices connected…

 

San Diego to suspend police and ICE facial biometrics system to comply with new state law

The Tactical Identification System (TACIDS) used for biometric facial recognition by more than 30 agencies in San Diego, California, will…

 

Rapid DNA technology piloted by Edmonton Police Service

Rapid DNA biometric technology funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and developed by Massachusetts-…

 

Senators make their case for proposed U.S. facial biometrics law at Brookings

A recent panel discussion was hosted by the Brookings Institute to discuss how the U.S. government and law enforcement officials…

 

Members of Scottish Parliament demand more authority, power for Biometrics Commissioner

Members of Scottish Parliament are pushing for the Scottish biometrics commissioner to be given more authority and responsibilities than those…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: crime and its prevention, Red Cross blockchain

The theme this week shifts to crime. Biometrics are being used in a new national sex offenders register for Nigeria,…

 

NEC and INTERPOL join forces to toughen cybersecurity

NEC has partnered with INTERPOL to update a global cybersecurity agreement signed in 2014 under which NEC’s cybersecurity solutions are…

 

Police facial recognition ruling appealed in Wales, ban delayed in Portland, trial halt requested in Macau

Pushback against facial recognition use by police sits at various stages in countries around the world this week. A Welsh…

 

Restrictions on biometrics by New Jersey agencies, police banned under proposed legislation

A bill introduced this week in the New Jersey State Senate would ban New Jersey government agencies, law enforcement, and…

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