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Public facial recognition so far penned in by trust issues in the UK and Ireland

Questions about facial recognition in public spaces are getting more pointed and harder to dismiss by governments. Downstream from a…

 

Baltimore criticized for forensic biometrics delays, federal tribal program expands

Fingerprint biometrics remain the most widely-used modality for forensic investigations, and a pair of U.S. developments indicate the growth of…

 

Queensland Police deploy devices with face biometrics to stop drunk drivers

Queensland Police have started using new alcohol interlock devices with biometric facial verification capabilities in order to lower rates of…

 

Idemia unveils SaaS ABIS to bring fingerprint biometrics to smaller agencies

Idemia has launched the Idemia STORM ABIS, a solution that gives local law enforcement agencies cutting-edge biometric fingerprint-matching technology for…

 

Privacy concerns linger around new EU data sharing Protocol

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, which can include…

 

AnyVision proposes three ethical facial recognition principles for police

Britain’s proposed Surveillance Camera Code of Practice should align with three principles which can support the fair and ethical use…

 

UK advocate for biometric surveillance says new code of practice pulls punches

“Remarkably lightweight” is how a former United Kingdom surveillance commissioner describes proposed changes to national police policy covering facial recognition…

 

Scottish local authority switches off facial recognition citing legal, ethical concerns

A Scottish local authority, Falkirk Council, has recently spent over £1 million (U.S.$1.4 million) on upgrading 76 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras…

 

Calls against use of live facial recognition tech in Britain grow, Parliament petitioned

The use of Live Facial Recognition Technology (LFRT) by police and private companies in parts of the United Kingdom, as…

 

New UK live facial recognition code proposed has potential for adverse effects

The UK’s Home Office has published a proposed code of practice to cover police use of live facial recognition in…

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