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.

 

Biometric database of Indian police facial recognition app exposed

A police database of thousands of crime suspects from the South Indian State of Tamil Nadu was leaked online following…

 

AI concerns prompt deepfake challenge, civil society criticism, and new DoD ethicist position

Issues in algorithmic trust and artificial intelligence ethics are motivating action by a number of institutions and businesses around the…

 

Majority of U.S. adults support police facial biometrics use but opponents call for bans

A majority of U.S. adults trust law enforcement agencies to use biometric facial recognition responsibly, but significantly fewer people are…

 

South Wales police win facial recognition legal challenge as King’s Cross plans halted

The use of biometric facial recognition by South Wales police interferes with the privacy rights of those scanned, but is…

 

NYPD accused of violating best practices and law with DNA and facial biometrics databases

The NYPD is building a biometric DNA database without informing people of their inclusion, and is allegedly adding mugshots which…

 

Idemia says NYPD bomb scare suspect ID shows facial recognition best practices

Facial recognition enabled New York Police to quickly identify a man who allegedly placed rice cookers initially suspected of being…

 

ICE, DHS S&T seek biometric monitoring tech for detainees at federal facilities

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) respectively are…

 

Utah to consider bill blocking police from forcing biometrics to unlock phone

A bill is being prepared for Utah’s state legislature to prevent police from compelling suspects to unlock their smartphones with…

 

Technologies offered to defeat facial recognition and provide alternative for tracking

The proliferation of facial recognition technology is giving rise to methods of subverting it, such as the laser pointers used…

 

ACLU calls out Amazon biometrics in fight to ban facial recognition

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) has used Amazon Rekognition facial recognition to match one in five…

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