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Tensor joins the Made in Britain initiative

Tensor announced that it has joined the Made in Britain initiative. Made in Britain was founded in 2011 to advocate…

 

Less than 10 percent of UK police forces accredited for fingerprint processing

The basic quality standards for fingerprint evidence are being met by less than 10 percent of UK police forces, potentially…

 

Metropolitan Police conducting final live facial recognition trials before full evaluation

London’s Metropolitan Police are testing their live facial recognition system in Westminster on December 17 and 18 as the next…

 

Facewatch tech selected for UK prison service facial recognition trial

Facewatch announced that its biometric technology has been selected by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) for a facial…

 

UK Commissioner opens investigation into police use of facial recognition

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has launched a formal investigation into the legality and effectiveness of facial recognition technology used…

 

South Wales Police facial recognition system accuracy improving but in-the-wild results lag

Improvements to the facial recognition system used by South Wales Police has raised the technology’s effectiveness to confirmed match rates…

 

Think tank urges UK to launch eID card scheme to prevent or mitigate Brexit harms

With the prospects of a People’s Vote and Hard Brexit looming, the UK urgently requires an advanced electronic ID card…

 

iProov to provide facial verification for UK Home Office service mobile apps

Biometric facial verification provider iProov has announced it is part of a multi-year contract from the UK Home Office for…

 

London police chief says laws and regulations holding back use of facial biometrics

London Metropolitan Police Chief Cressida Dick says the force’s attempts to use facial recognition on CCTV cameras are being hindered…

 

Locked NFC reader keeps UK government Brexit visa app from working on iPhones

Efforts by the UK government to have 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK apply for “settled status” before…

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