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DNA biometrics advance with FBI approval for Thermo Fisher Scientific, new partnership

Law enforcement booking stations in the United States have a new tool to automatically process, upload and search DNA biometrics…

 

U.S. watchdog wants law enforcement to follow basic biometrics rules to build trust

A U.S. government watchdog agency is pushing three policies, none of which should be a surprise, to increase trust in…

 

Ban biometrics from public spaces, EU data protection authorities recommend

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) have issued a call for a broad…

 

Stringent biometrics laws advance in Maryland, balance between bans and oversight urged

Legislators in Maryland voted to pass a regulatory law which strictly limits the use of genealogy websites in criminal investigations…

 

Curbs on biometric DNA searches by cops: Not a trend yet

Hesitancy by state governments to rein in police use of consumer databases for crime investigations is eroding. In Maryland, a…

 

Researcher warns of illegally retained biometric samples in UK

A substantial amount of biometric data collected from individuals arrested, or convicted of criminal offenses in the UK would fall…

 

Feds warn of strings attached to a Chinese DNA firm’s hunt for COVID partners in U.S.

Typically, when someone in the Unites States is heard expressing distrust about how biometric data is collected, used and stored,…

 

Misuse of biometric system won accused U.S. war criminal a presidential pardon — report

In an interview last week, an investigative reporter claims that the Hollywood sheen of biometric data has been used to…

 

Increase DNA and fingerprint collection, UK Biometrics Commissioner urges police

Police are not collecting all the biometric data they are expected to, and at the same time have yet to…

 

CBP to submit detained foreigners’ DNA to FBI biometric database by year-end

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now has the information it needs to meet its legal requirements for collecting DNA…

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