biometrics in government

Biometrics in government: Enhanced security and convenience for citizens

2019-06-04T11:47:36-04:00By |

A brief history of biometrics Fingerprint-based identification began in law enforcement. An Argentine detective first solved a crime using a latent print (left behind by the perpetrator) in 1892. In 1901, detectives in England and Wales officially began using fingerprints in criminal identification. Their use snowballed from there. By 1946, the FBI managed a [...]

WHITE PAPER | Biometrics in government: how cross-jurisdictional search services strengthen biometric identification

2019-04-17T10:47:11-04:00By |

Governments worldwide rely on passports and the relatively limited biographic information they contain for identification of citizens in a variety of critical applications, such as immigration and border management. But they are increasingly using biometrics to augment their identity proofing efforts. Biometrics such as a fingerprint, face, and iris are more unique, consistent, and [...]