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INTERPOL Signs New Agreement With AFIS-Provider Morpho

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Morpho will provide INTERPOL with a range of biometric solutions and technical support according to a recently signed biometric partnership agreement.

The partnership covers the supply of automated biometric identification systems to INTERPOL, provision of state-of-the-art security solutions for the future INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI), as well as collaboration on the subject of border security. The IGCI is slated to open in Singapore next year.

Ronald K. Noble (Secretary General, INTERPOL):  As criminals employ ever more sophisticated ways to avoid detection, so too must law enforcement benefit from the latest advances in technology, especially in biometrics, to more effectively combat all forms of transnational crime.

Under the five-year partnership, Morpho’s facial recognition technology will also be provided to INTERPOL as an additional criminal identification tool.

The two organizations, along with other key partners, will also collaborate on developing global standards and best practices to improve border efficiency and security through the use of biometrics, says Morpho.

Since 1999, Morpho has provided INTERPOL with its Automated Fingerprint Biometric System (AFIS) enabling officers in all member countries to conduct checks and identify internationally wanted persons via INTERPOL’s global network. Under the new partnership, this system will be replaced with Morpho’s latest-generation AFIS which includes enhanced capabilities.

[Image courtesy: Morpho]

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