Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns

The National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) has released a Request for Proposal for an Automated Facial Recognition System(AFRS) to be used by police officers across the country. The AFRS would be used to identify criminals, missing people, and unidentified dead bodies as well as for crime prevention. AFRS works by maintaining a large database with photos… Continue reading Automated facial recognition: what NCRB proposes, what are the concerns

Maharashtra plans ₹50-crore CCTNS overhaul

The Maharashtra government has decided to upgrade the entire Crime Criminal Tracking Network System(CCTNS) project after complaints of glitches in the system. CCTNS is a project initiated in June 2009 which was aimed at creating a comprehensive and integrated system for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of policing at the Police Station level. The project… Continue reading Maharashtra plans ₹50-crore CCTNS overhaul