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Fingerprint Identification Technology

Fingerprint technology, used by law enforcement agencies for years, uses fingerprints to uniquely identify individuals. Advances in recognition software have led to the use by private entities in customer authentication and some employers now are using fingerprint recognition technology to increase the accuracy and efficiency of employee timekeeping systems. Although there is no federal statute […]

Biometric Privacy Case Before Illinois Supreme Court Could Open Litigation Floodgates

Since 2016, more than 100 class action lawsuits have been filed by employees under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) and on Nov. 20, 2018, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case that carries significant implications for employers in the state. Over the next few months, the courts will address the […]

Artificial Intelligence Can Now Fake Fingerprints and Fool Biometric Sensors

A team of researchers from the New York University has discovered that Artificial Intelligence can create fake fingerprints that can be used for authentication on devices like smartphones and tablets. The new Neural Network, called “DeepMasterPrints” could imitate fingerprints with an error rate of one out of a thousand. Although full fingerprints are unique, the […]

Maine to Modernize Fingerprinting, Criminal History Records with Federal Grant

Thanks to a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Criminal History Improvement Program (NCHIP), the fingerprinting system in Maine will be updated to enhance the criminal justice and record systems nationwide. The funding, among other things, will support an automated fingerprinting identification system (AFIS) that will be shared by Maine, New […]

Biometrica Announces eMotive: Facial Recognition-Integrated 24×7 Near Real-Time Criminal Background Check

On Tuesday, Biometrica Systems, Inc., a Phoenix and Las Vegas-based technology company that tracks crime and criminals, announced the launch of eMotive, its next generation 24×7 continuous criminal background checking software. eMotive gives an organization the ability to be notified in near real-time, through an encrypted alert to authorized company personnel, that one of its employees has […]

We Need New Biometric Laws Protecting Our Privacy

Although biometrics is all the rage, it is important for those considering investing in this technology to consider Equal Error Rates, or Crossover Error Rates, as well as the biometric readers being used. Some, according to Sbastien Marcel, Head of the Biometrics Security and Privacy group, are prone to spoofing. Privacy issues also come into […]

This Test Can Detect Four Drugs with Just a Fingerprint

British company Intelligent Fingerprinting recently announced that a non-invasive fingerprint drug test can yield results comparable to blood tests in as little as 10 minutes. Developed by the University of East Anglia, the technology can detect minute amounts of amphetamines, cannabis, cocaine and opiate drugs from the sweat of a single fingerprint, taken in just […]

Revolution in the Background Screening Industry v.13.0

First Advantage has announced that it will now offer a mobile fingerprinting identity service that has wide-spread implications for the background screening industry. Biometrics the latest Paradigm Shift for the background screening industry uses facial recognition, fingerprinting and iris scans, saving hours and even days of time. Credit Reporting Agencies (CRAs) should consider their customer […]

Peggy Critchfield FBI Technology Upgrades Benefit Financial Industry Coming Soon FBI Rap Back for All Federally Chartered Banks

Accurate Biometrics soon will offer FBI Rap Back background check service, which will allow a bank to receive updated criminal history records on FBI fingerprint-based background inquiries. Only authorized FBI Channelers like Accurate Biometrics can provide the FBI Next Generation Identification (NGI) database, which includes the fingerprints of 136.5 million individuals (both civil and criminal) […]


UK-based Intelligent Fingerprinting, developers of the worlds first portable fingerprint drug test, have secured $2.1 million of funding from a group of private US and UK investors to accelerate commercialization of its Intelligent Fingerprinting Drug Screening System. The solution can detect drugs and drug metabolites in less than 10 minutes. The system features a single-use […]

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