Criminal ID

Criminal ID is one of the largest biometric markets. It includes criminal AFIS systems, the use of biometrics by police officers in the field, prison/courthouse applications, and counter fraud and terror initiatives. This section covers all the news and views in this sector…

Latest Headlines

Narita Airport to introduce face-recognition gates 08 June 2018

Japan's main international hub, Narita Airport, will start using facial recognition technology at immigration gates to shorten screening time and improve security


ACLU asks Amazon to stop selling face-recognition tech to police 22 May 2018

The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists have said Amazon should stop marketing a facial recognition tool to police


UK jails mulling biometrics plan 30 April 2018

Senior UK prison officials say biometrics may play a greater role in tracking and processes for "digital prisons".


Controversy as police use dead person's fingerprint 24 April 2018

Ethical questions have been raised after police officers in Florida walked into a funeral home and attempted to use a dead man’s finger to unlock his phone.

Features

EAB launches pan-European research consortium

A pan-European consortium that aims to foster links between the region’s academia, industry players and governments for better biometrics innovation was officially inaugurated in London yesterday.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


Intelligence and Efficiency through On-Demand Media Analysis using Face Recognition

The accuracy of face recognition has increased dramatically over the past 10 years. This, coupled with the massive increase in the creation of digital media and the availability of cheap computing, now provides authorities with the ability to bulk ingest and process media in an automated fashion. Carl Gohringer, one of Planet Biometrics' Expert Panel members reports.


Law Enforcement Applications of Forensic Face Recognition

This white paper looks at  recent experiences of deploying face forensic solutions at several large law enforcement jurisdictions.


The Importance of Using 1000 ppi in Law Enforcement

This excellent article highlights the benefits of capturing fingerprints at 1000 ppi rather than 500 ppi, especially for law enforcement agencies…


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Events

SDW 2018 Event supported by Planet Biometrics 25-27 Jun 18

ADAS 2018 26-28 Sep 18

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