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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.

 

UN says law enforcement should not use biometrics to surveil protestors

Law enforcement agencies should not use biometric technology to categorize, profile or remotely identify individuals during protests, the United Nations…

 

Rights groups criticize EU AI Act for inadequate protections against potential abuse

The EU’s AI Act is done, and no one is happy. Having been adopted by the European Parliament in March…

 

Maryland bill on police use of facial recognition is ‘strongest law in the nation’

Maryland has passed one of the more stringent laws governing the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement in…

 

Immigrant and civil rights groups urge govt to ban own use of FRT, limit private use

Rights groups continue to call on the U.S. government to limit governmental use of facial recognition technology. Digital rights group…

 

Idemia discusses faster police operations, improved outcomes with livescan biometrics

Biometrics, and fingerprints in particular, have long been one of the pillars of forensics work performed by police and crime…

 

UK government rejects calls for clearer facial recognition laws

Debates continue among British lawmakers on the legality of police deployment of live facial recognition. After the UK Parliament’s Justice…

 

Colorado police share feedback on digital ID scans

In Colorado, citizens can present their digital ID in the form of a QR code on the myColorado app in…

 

UK police fully embrace the potential of facial recognition with £55.5M to spend

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak today announced a major new investment in facial recognition technology as part of a wider…

 

European Parliament votes yes on controversial Asylum and Migration Pact

Today, the European parliament voted to adopt the contentious Asylum and Migration Pact, which includes reforms to the EURODAC biometric…

 

US law proposed for DHS to make a plan for integrating AI into border control

Proposed bipartisan legislation would “address capability gaps” at border crossings by requiring the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop…

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