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Home Office Biometrics (HOB)

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UK data watchdog to investigate country’s troubled immigration IT systems

After reports revealed that more than 76,000 people have been affected by biographical and biometrical data errors in the UK…

 

Contactless fingerprint biometrics move towards police deployment with UK trials

The performance of software and smartphone cameras for contactless fingerprint capture is promising enough to look towards a possible launch…

 

UK government finds Home Office Biometrics ‘achieves cost savings and value for money’

Accounting officers from the UK Government have evaluated the Home Office Biometrics (HOB) program and found that it “achieves cost…

 

UK biometric ethics group to consider implications of gait and voice recognition

Gait and voice biometrics are becoming more interesting to government and law enforcement agencies, prompting a need for ethical guidance,…

 

Fujitsu biometric self enrolment kiosks piloted for presentation attack detection

The Home Office in the United Kingdom will be running an unsupervised self-service kiosk trial in the UK relying on…

 

UK police about to accelerate digital fingerprint matching with hopes to prevent crime

A new system from the Police Digital Service is set to speed up the submission of fingerprints gathered at crime…

 

UK deploys fingerprint, face biometrics to track deportees, non-Irish EU citizens

People subject to deportation orders in the UK will soon have to carry a GPS-enabled fingerprint scanner. The move, designed…

 

Militarization driving biometrics adoption by UK police and border agencies, report argues

UK border and law enforcement agencies have adopted biometrics not just for forensic purposes but as a surveillance tool to…

 

UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group gets 2022 direction, new members

The UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics group (BFEG) has received the 2021/2022 commissioning letter from the Home Office Head of…

 

Scotland, UK governments tackle biometrics ethics with new Commissioners, report

The Scottish Parliament has nominated Dr. Brian Plastow as the country’s first Biometrics Commissioner. A former police Chief Superintendent and…

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