Multimodal screening

Multimodal biometric systems address the problem of non-universality, since multiple traits ensure sufficient population coverage. Used for verification, multimodal biometric systems provide anti-spoofing measures by making it difficult for an intruder to simultaneously spoof the multiple biometric traits of a legitimate user. For identification, multimodal biometric identification systems combine forms of recognition characteristics to increase the reliability of identity screening systems.

One of the hallmarks of cutting-edge surveillance is that it can be conducted remotely and automatically, virtually and near invisibly, constantly and at extremely low cost. In recent years, digital fingerprinting has been used to describe a method of identity tracking combining details (IP address, login identity used on multiple sites, operating system installed, web browser and version of it used) to add to a fingerprint.

In the US, an era in biometric identification and investigation came to a close and a new one began on September 7, 2014, when the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Division officially decommissioned the 15-year-old Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) that first went online in July 1999, and, in turn, deployed the Next Generation Identification (NGI) system.