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.


Panasonic i-PRO introduces automated video identity redaction solution

Panasonic Public Safety Solutions Division, part of Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions, is now offering an identity redaction tool which automates…


Proposal would ban warrantless facial biometrics on U.S. police body cameras, use on protestors questioned

Among the changes proposed in The Justice in Policing Act recently unveiled by House Democrats in the U.S. is a ban…


IBM pulls face biometrics and questions their use by law enforcement in letter to Congress

IBM is mostly exiting the biometric facial recognition business, pulling its general purpose recognition and analysis software from the market and…


Evolving tech and politics team up to make real-time face recognition attractive

Multiple publications are reporting on the rush to sell software, hardware and services related to real-time surveillance using facial biometrics….


Northern Ireland police agree to delete biometric records after human rights ruling

Northern Ireland police (PSNI) will be deleting DNA records in “real-time” starting September, following the European Court of Human Rights’…


Independent committee review of facial biometrics for UK government calls for police transparency

The UK government’s independent expert committee on AI and data-driven technology says it expects an appropriate degree of transparency from…


Idemia NSS partners with B&A to deliver biometrics to U.S. federal agencies in criminal justice system

Multi-modal biometrics from Idemia National Security Solutions will be integrated with identity management and authentication service offerings for the U.S….


ICE facial biometrics use boosts investigative capabilities but privacy assessment shows risks remain

The use of biometric facial recognition from third parties by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has “exponentially” improved the…


Half of Australians comfortable with biometric recognition, Korea sees twofold user-rate increase

Even though concerns about biometric facial recognition technology have been expressed, Australians are not worried about the technology and seem…


Biometric app proposed for Chilean inmates on home release, monitoring deployed to Australia prison

An app leveraging face and voice biometrics and geolocation is being proposed by Chilean technology company GeoVictoria to enable Columbia to…

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