May 16, 2024, 9:08 p.m. | Chris Burt

Biometric Update

The UK government has announced investments in live facial recognition and research and development for remote scanning technologies as it attempts to curb an increase in knife crime in the Kingdom.

The government is allocating £4 million to combat knife crime, which includes over £500,000 to deploy four vans as mobile live facial recognition units. The announcement notes that 15 people were arrested in Croydon during December after being identified with real-time facial recognition.

Policing Minister Chris Philp suggests that …

biometric identification biometrics biometrics news crime criminal id development facial facial recognition government investments knife law enforcement live police recognition research research and development scanning technologies uk uk government vans

More from / Biometric Update

Sr. Product Manager

@ MixMode | Remote, US

Information Security Engineers

@ D. E. Shaw Research | New York City

Technology Security Analyst

@ Halton Region | Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Senior Cyber Security Analyst

@ Valley Water | San Jose, CA

Principal Software Engineer - Threat Detection

@ AppOmni | Remote, USA

Senior Security & GRC Lead

@ GoHenry | London, England, United Kingdom