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Interpol Urges Members to Increase Biometric Spending: Security, Surveillance, and Interoperability Issues

by Dimitrios Pavlakis | 4Q 2016 | IN-4346

It appears that biometric OEMs and cloud/platform service developers received yet another hint regarding progression in the highly competitive government and security market. On 9th November 2016, INTERPOL issued a new statement calling for a combined security effort to increase biometric data gathering capabilities and screening processes as a means to establish a “global tripwire” for emerging terrorist activities worldwide. This is not the first time that the global agency has urged for better practices regarding biometric technologies. In the 2012 and 2014 symposiums, INTERPOL advocated for its allies to strive for better interoperability, data gathering efficiency, and cross-collaboration regarding biometrics and particularly fingerprint data. This trend continues to resonate within the biometrics and fingerprint technologies industries.

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