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Showing Stories from 5th February 2020 to 16th November 2022
World first as Scotland introduces biometric data Code of Practice

World first as Scotland introduces biometric data Code of Practice

(16/11/22) The Scottish Biometrics Commissioner Dr Brian Plastow believes this Code 'promotes good practice, transparency and accountability' by setting out standards for professional decision-making.

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Use of live facial recognition can pose 'serious threats', report finds

Use of live facial recognition can pose 'serious threats', report finds

(31/10/22) The report, from the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge, developed an audit which was applied to three facial recognition deployments.

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Scottish Biometrics Commissioner open to use of live facial recognition

Scottish Biometrics Commissioner open to use of live facial recognition

(25/10/22) While the Scottish government has previously voiced its opposition to live facial recognition, Dr Brian Plastow suggests such technology could 'enhance public safety' in certain circumstances.

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(12/09/22) Force defends use of live facial recognition technology (14/04/22) Digital forensics platform to help forces exchange EU fingerprint data (14/12/21) Forces trial facial recognition phone app to help identify offenders (09/12/21) EU police agencies to add suspect photos to biometric exchanges (17/03/21) Facial Recognition Technology: a force for good (09/03/21) City ban on police use of AFR is "instructive" says ICO (22/02/21) South Wales use AFR to identify sex offender who tried to abduct woman (05/02/21) A question of ethics (25/01/21) The future of crime and criminal justice (05/01/21) National procurement strategy would 'ensure public faith' in LFR (29/12/20) Direct access to crime databases lost but UK to be given 'special status' (09/12/20) Advertorial: Why 2020 has been the year of digital transformation (20/11/20) Comment: where next for policing and technology? (06/10/20) NPCC hiring new role of Chief Scientific Advisor (08/09/20) Releasing video clips won't win social media war, Met deputy warns (11/08/20) Appeal court rules that use of LFR breached privacy and data protection (07/07/20) Use of Voluntary Attendance a 'fundamental threat' to DNA database (11/06/20) IBM says it will no longer sell or develop facial recognition systems (04/05/20) Met signs off on final year of £350 million digital IT contract (30/04/20) Facial recognition: the need to 'opt in' (26/03/20) Mobile scanning ID system offered free to police and border forces (11/03/20) New biometrics commissioner to limit retention of custody images (05/03/20) Use of Covert Human Intelligence Sources falls to 10-year low (13/02/20) Retention of man's DNA, fingerprints and photo 'violation of privacy' (11/02/20) Live facial recognition 'not fit for police use' say Scottish MPs (05/02/20) New commercial body to pool procurement power of 999 services
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