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.

 

Facial biometrics purchased by Anaheim police, considered by California and Boston lawmakers

Anaheim police will purchase forensic biometric facial recognition software from Veritone after getting approval from city officials, the Orange County…

 

DEA reopens 2010 rule on e-prescriptions for controlled substances to update biometric requirements

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published an interim final rule (IFR) in the Federal Register on March 31, 2010, which…

 

Deadline approaches for DHS tests of biometrics for groups and privacy technologies

The application deadlines for both the 2020 Biometric Technology Rally and the 2020 Privacy Technology Demonstration, each hosted by the…

 

How biometrics are driving efficiency in modern policing

This is a guest post by Steve Warne, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Citizen Identity with HID Global. Modern-day police forces…

 

Toronto Police talk responsible use of NEC facial recognition in first case to identify murderers

The initial use of the Toronto Police Service’s facial recognition is examined in some depth by The Toronto Star, which…

 

Privacy observer complains to Greek data protection head about police biometric project

Greek internet privacy advocate and European Digital Rights (EDRi) observer Homo Digitalis has raised questions about the legality of the…

 

Biometric tracking and monitoring for released inmates and home confinement applications

With criminal justice systems considering releasing low-risk inmates from incarceration to help mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19-causing coronavirus, Precision…

 

Idemia renews biometric identification contract with Australian NSW police

Law enforcement in Australia’s New South Wales has renewed its biometric identification contract with Idemia for six years, according to…

 

Feds want to apply face recognition, data analysis to transnational gangs

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials are seeking quotes for a cloud-based, biometric facial recognition application that can help…

 

DHS proposes new enterprise biometric administrative records system

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued notice of a new system of records called DHS/ALL–043 Enterprise Biometric Administrative…

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