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.

 

UK Biometrics Forensics Ethics Group to advise Home Office on data protection and policing initiatives

The UK’s Biometric Forensics Ethics Group (BEFG) has its marching orders for the upcoming year, which include organizing working groups…

 

Biometric accuracy with masks added as criteria for Indian public face recognition system

The biometric facial recognition system being stood up by India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) will have to be capable…

 

Rank One unveils forensic face biometrics suite for investigations at scale

Rank One Computing (ROC) has announced new biometric forensic face recognition suite ROC Explore to help law enforcement combat human…

 

EU police face biometrics system debated by lawmakers, experts concerned about false positives

European Union plans to establish a biometric facial recognition system for use by all states in the region are being…

 

Facial biometrics rules passed for Pittsburgh police use, but may have little practical effect

Police in Pittsburgh must now receive approval from City Council to purchase biometric facial recognition algorithms as well as predictive…

 

Integrated Biometrics’ fingerprint scanner accelerates victim identification for French forensics team

A French law enforcement agency says the biometric matching speed afforded by the Watson Mini biometric fingerprint scanners from Integrated…

 

US DOJ wants biometric identification SDK for prisoner transfer application

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Marshals Service has announced a contract opportunity to supply a software development kit to build…

 

Police in Japan reveal use of facial biometrics in criminal probes

A biometric facial recognition system that matches photos of offenders with images from social media and surveillance cameras has been…

 

Aadhaar biometrics extend to drivers’ processes, expansion of police biometric data collection proposed

Drivers in India can now use biometrics to perform Aadhaar authentication for drivers’ license renewal and vehicle registration processes, the…

 

Clearview AI loses bid to dismiss biometric privacy suit brought by Vermont AG

A biometric data privacy lawsuit brought by Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan against Clearview AI will move forward after a Vermont…

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