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.

 

Committee sends Australian government biometric plans back to be redrafted

Australia’s plans to leverage biometrics to authenticate users of government services has hit another setback, as the Joint Committee on…

 

Minnesota Drone Bill allows warrantless biometric use in specific circumstances

Under a new bill unanimously passed by the Minnesota joint House-Senate Subcommittee on Data Practices, no state or local law…

 

Department of Justice expands DNA collection to include detained immigrants

The US Department of Justice has proposed amending regulations requiring DNA to be collected from non-U.S. citizens detained at borders…

 

Berkeley bans facial recognition use by local government

The City Council of Berkeley, California has banned all use of biometric facial recognition technology by government agencies, Gizmodo reports,…

 

UK police units adopt mobile fingerprint scanners

Two Welsh police units, South Wales Police and Gwent Police, have rolled out mobile fingerprint technology to use on the…

 

California bans facial recognition on police body cameras as Massachusetts urged not to follow

California’s three-year ban on police using biometric facial recognition with body cameras has been signed into law by Governor Gavin…

 

US law enforcement shows increased interest in biometric breathalyzer kiosks

This month, authorities in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, introduced an Automated Breathalyzer (AB) Kiosk with biometric security that can allegedly…

 

Rights groups urge Scotland to grant Biometrics Commissioner broad oversight mandate

A coalition of rights advocacy groups has called on Scotland’s government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner…

 

Amazon working on facial recognition regulation as groups write Congress to oppose bans

It makes a lot of sense to regulate biometric facial recognition technology, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who revealed…

 

Idemia biometric technology powers background check kiosks deployed by US BIA

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Anadarko Agency has deployed biometric kiosks powered by Idemia for the Tribal Access…

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Research

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events

Explaining Biometrics