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Biometrics use by law enforcement criticized in three European countries

Europe continues to wrestle with privacy issues around the collection of sensitive biometric data by law enforcement. In France, Norway,…

 

NZ police delete unlawfully taken photos, but biometric privacy concerns remain

New Zealand police said they have deleted 11,000 photo files after an official inquiry earlier this month calling for their…

 

San Francisco cops a step closer to formalized access to private surveillance camera feeds

A final vote is still forthcoming, but San Francisco, famous for beckoning people to travel there with flowers in their…

 

Indian police deploy portable fingerprint biometric scanners and app to ID suspects

Police in Karnataka, India, have deployed portable scanners and a new app connected to the force’s automated fingerprint identification system…

 

Campaign groups demand new London police boss end facial recognition use on first day in job

Fourteen campaign groups including Big Brother Watch, Liberty and Black Lives Matter wrote an open letter to new London Metropolitan…

 

EDRi, Statewatch call for ban of EU-wide police facial recognition system

The European Commission’s ‘Prüm II’ legislation may amplify the risks of state overreach and biometric mass surveillance and should therefore…

 

NZ police illegally collecting biometric data from Māori, new investigation suggests

New Zealand police forces are unlawfully taking, storing, and using people’s private biometric information according to a joint investigation by…

 

Scammers alter fingerprint biometrics in India with limited success

Several individuals in India have recently been involved in events that saw the alteration or theft of fingerprint biometrics. Specifically,…

 

Contactless biometrics from Tech5 integrated with ZA police, state enterprise platforms

Law enforcement and public enterprise software-maker Barizma has integrated contactless fingerprint and face biometrics from Tech5 with a pair of…

 

Indian police using 80 percent facial recognition confidence threshold

Eighty percent is a respectable test grade for a subject that a student is unfamiliar with, but may not be…

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