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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.

 

Oman gets a biometric law

The Sultanate of Oman has received its Biometric Law regulating the processing and collection of biometric data and establishing a…

 

Indian police adopt facial recognition despite risk of massive data breaches

“Real-time facial recognition” typically refers to continuous biometric monitoring. But it applies equally as well to the experience of watching…

 

UK police have used PimEyes facial recognition search tool over 2000 times

It is becoming an apparent truth that, if the biometrics tools are there, people will use them. News out of…

 

US OSAC argues live facial recognition can protect people without violating privacy

A U.S. government organization has quietly published guidance on the use of live facial recognition, suggesting that the technology can…

 

Microsoft further limits law enforcement use of its facial recognition

Microsoft has updated its terms of service to clarify its ban on U.S. police departments from using Azure OpenAI Service…

 

US AI Advisory wants more disclosure on facial recognition use by federal law enforcement

The U.S. National AI Advisory Committee is preparing to recommend a requirement for the country’s federal law enforcement agencies to…

 

Hong Kong targets biometric innovation for public services, police with Smart City MoU

Hong Kong has signed a deal to adopt biometrics and other Smart City technologies to support efficient and effective public…

 

Fusion Technology wins $159.8M contract for FBI’s CJIS

Fusion Technology (Fusion), an IT provider for U.S. government services, has been awarded a $159.8 million five-year contract with the…

 

UN says law enforcement should not use biometrics to surveil protestors

Law enforcement agencies should not use biometric technology to categorize, profile or remotely identify individuals during protests, the United Nations…

 

Rights groups criticize EU AI Act for inadequate protections against potential abuse

The EU’s AI Act is done, and no one is happy. Having been adopted by the European Parliament in March…

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