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Australian travel, policing and entertainment sectors see more deployments of biometric technology

As the Biometrics Institute prepares to kick off its 2018 Asia-Pacific Conference in Sydney, biometric technologies are being deployed to…

 

Australian facial recognition system could place well in NIST tests, official says

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is using multiple algorithms to train its facial recognition systems, and believes those algorithms are…

 

Researchers developing cancelable combined fingerprint and finger vein system

Researchers at Australia’s Edith Cowan University (ECU) are developing technology to scan fingerprints and finger veins in combination, which they…

 

Australian Capital Territory says proposed facial recognition legislation exceeds agreement

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has joined Victoria in claiming that the facial recognition system proposed by the country’s federal…

 

Australian budget commits hundreds of millions in funding for identity programs

The Australian 2018-2019 federal budget includes several major funding commitments totaling hundreds of millions of dollars for government biometric and…

 

Proposed Australian facial recognition system faces criticism over mission creep, vague limitations

Critics of the Australian government’s proposed facial recognition legislation have suggested limitations to the law, such as warrants and a…

 

Australian Foreign Affairs seeks automated process for applying facial biometrics

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has admitted shortcomings in the way it processes requests to use…

 

Victorian government calls for privacy safeguards in facial recognition system

The Victorian state government in Australia wants tougher rules for a new proposed national facial recognition system, according to a…

 

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs says facial recognition system proposal already addresses concerns

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has rejected suggestions that warrants should be required for access to the country’s facial recognition…

 

Australian Information Commissioners call for stronger governance for proposed biometrics programs

The Information Commissioner’s offices for both Victoria and Queensland have expressed concerns about potential scope creep and the need for…

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