INTERPOL is building a platform for processing massive amounts of data, including biometrics, to give police around the world predictive analytics, according to Statewatch.
A “Direction Statement” by INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock at the organization’s 90th General Assembly last October notes that the INSIGHT analytical platform had already contributed to the dismantling of an international criminal organization.
The advanced analytics capability of INSIGHT is part of the project’s second phase. The planned third phase involves drawing on external sources of data, like commercial databases.
INSIGHT’s tools will eventually include “visual, video, audio recognition, facial and bio-data matching.” The U.S. State Department has contributed $12 million to the project, Statewatch says.