Law Enforcement

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Latest Headlines

UK citizen challenges police over face usage 21 May 2019

The UK police’s use of live facial recognition will be challenged in the UK courts for the first time today as privacy NGO Liberty’s client takes on South Wales Police.

 


San Francisco bans face surveillance 15 May 2019

San Francisco has become the first US city to ban the use of facial recognition technology by police and other government agencies.


EU Council adopts biometric justice regulations 15 May 2019

The EU Council has adopted two regulations establishing a framework for interoperability between EU information systems in the area of justice and home affairs. 


California rules against face recognition in bodycams 10 May 2019

California State Assembly has approved a proposal by Assembly member Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) that bans law enforcement from using facial recognition and biometric scanners in body cameras.


Nagasaki University and NEC create biometric programme 18 April 2019

Nagasaki University and NEC Corporation have established a program on global health & biometric authentication with Nagasaki University's Graduate School of Tropical Medicine and Global Health Studies. 

Features

Guest Post: Face recognition and the philosophical, societal and legal debate

When using real-time facial recognition to secure spaces, we are clearly touching on surveillance-related issues that could infringe on our privacy


Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.


Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 


Infographic: The death of the one-time password?

Widespread adoption of the smartphone coupled with an advancement in consumer biometric technology could finally bring the password era to a close.


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