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.

 

US federal agencies sued for facial recognition deployment info as UK Commissioner calls for police use rules

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit to obtain records relating to their use of biometric facial recognition…

 

Police consider facial recognition in Denmark, Sweden, Romania, but bias concerns persist

Copenhagen police could gain a “huge advantage” in investigations by implementing a biometric facial recognition system to scan footage from…

 

NEC revealed as provider of biometric facial recognition services for Australian Federal Police

The biometric analysis platform used by Australian Federal Police (AFP) is NEC’s NeoFace, a report from ZDNet has revealed. An…

 

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…

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