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UK Home Office biometrics strategy underwhelms after 6 year wait

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited biometrics strategy. The 27-page document (PDF) sets out a framework for use…

 

London police continue facial recognition testing with Stratford deployment

London’s Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) have deployed facial recognition technology in the Stratford area of East London to identify suspects…

 

Interpol develops massive international voice biometrics database

Interpol has completed its Speaker Identification Integrated Project (SiiP), a voice biometric database for use by 192 law enforcement agencies…

 

UK tax agency said to have collected 5.1 million biometric voiceprints without explicit consent

The UK tax agency has collected 5.1 million biometric voice records through its Voice ID authentication service since January 2017,…

 

UK Parliamentary Committee blasts Home Office over biometrics database, strategy delay

The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has slammed the approach of the Home Office to retaining images for facial…

 

UK Information Commissioner warns public use of facial recognition technology could spur legal action

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned that she will consider legal action against users of facial recognition technology, including…

 

False positives draw criticism of Wales police facial recognition use as Scotland considers iris biometrics

South Wales police have admitted that of the 2,470 people identified as possible matches with criminals on file out of…

 

UK planning to consolidate biometric databases, consider expanding Surveillance Camera Code application

The UK’s Home Office is planning to consolidate its IDENT 1 and IABS biometric databases into one central platform for…

 

Police deploying facial recognition at London’s Notting Hill Carnival

The UK’s Metropolitan Police is planning to use facial recognition software in a new pilot program aimed at identifying suspected…

 

Edinburgh plans to upgrade CCTV system with facial recognition capabilities

Edinburgh Council has announced a £1 million (US$1.4 million) initiative to upgrade the city’s CCTV surveillance network to include HD…

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