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.

 

Portland, Oregon bans face biometrics for businesses and local police

Biometric facial recognition can no longer be used by private organizations or local agencies in Portland, Oregon after City Council…

 

FBI iris biometrics capability about to reach operation, agency developing fingerprint alteration detection

The FBI’s long-piloted biometric iris recognition program is set to go into operation as soon as October 1, or possibly…

 

Biometrics Commissioner supports emergency extension of UK police fingerprint and DNA data retention powers

The UK Biometrics Commissioner has responded to a formal request by Counter-Terrorism Policing to extend emergency powers granted for the…

 

New Zealand police upgrade facial recognition system for real-time CCTV biometric identification

New Zealand police have been discreetly rolling out a biometric facial recognition system that uses real-time CCTV feeds to detect…

 

Facial recognition lessons for the private sector from the South Wales police case

In response to the successful appeal against the legality of South Wales Police’s use of facial biometrics for automated public identification,…

 

Central position in biometrics and privacy debate “an honor,” Clearview AI CEO says

In a one-hour-long video interview with This Week in Startups, Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That discusses the misconceptions around biometric…

 

Biometric facial recognition ban considered in Pittsburgh and enacted in Jackson, Mississippi

A bill has been introduced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that would ban the “unrestricted” use of facial recognition by the city’s…

 

Home Office signs £7M deal with IBM to build controversial biometric database

UK’s Home Office has signed a £7 million (US $9.2 million) contract with IBM to work with law enforcement in…

 

UK police plan to introduce controversial biometric technology despite growing chorus of concern

An independent review of the use of face biometrics by UK police by the Ada Lovelace Institute will draw heavily…

 

Hamburg data protection commissioner demands answers on biometric dataset from Clearview AI

An administrative order on information regarding the biometric processing of personal data has been issued against Clearview AI and its…

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