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Explainer: Biometrics in Law Enforcement

Law enforcement is arguably the largest user of biometric technology and Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) is the police’s most…

 

U.S. government adding biometric files to terrorism database

The U.S. government, with help from the CIA, is currently looking to obtain biometric data of some 1.1 million known…

 

Biometrics Essential to Protecting Unaccompanied Minors Illegally Crossing US Southern Border

This is a guest post by Janice Kephart, founder of the Secure Identity & Biometrics Association (SIBA). The U.S. Department…

 

“Human Factors” and Biometrics at DHS

This is a guest post by Chuck Brooks, Vice President/Client Executive for DHS at Xerox. Inside the Science & Technology…

 

NIST names members of the first Forensic Science Standards Board

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Justice have appointed 17 members of…

 

India to identify all citizens in three years, issue new biometrics card

India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh gave government officials a three-year deadline to identify citizens through the National Population Register (NPR)….

 

Facial recognition technology could be used to help find missing children and identify genetic disorders

Researchers at the University of Central Florida (UCF) have developed a facial recognition tool that they say can be used…

 

Scientists learn to date fingerprints based on chemical proportions

Scientists at the Netherlands Forensics Institute have discovered a method for dating fingerprints that they say can date latent fingerprints within…

 

Opposition in Turks & Caicos introduce biometrics law for debate

The official opposition party in the Turks & Caicos Islands has proposed new biometric surveillance legislation. The People’s Democratic Movement…

 

Top Biometrics News Stories, Week of May 11

Biometrics Week in Review: multi-lab testing of rapid DNA technology, Fingerprint Cards order for touch sensors, Stanford prof looks to…

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