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EU adds face photos to EURODAC fingerprint database

European Parliament and Council negotiators yesterday agreed to updated rules intended to reinforce the EURODAC system, which is designed to…

 

Australian government cancels NEC biometrics services contract

Australia’s Federal Government has terminated a contract for Biometric Identification Services (BIS) with NEC Australia due to project delays, ARN…

 

Australian government suspends biometrics services contract with NEC

A Biometric Identification Services project for which NEC Australia has been working with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC, formerly…

 

EFF sounds alarm over the DHS HART biometric database

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will likely become the largest repository of biometric…

 

New South Wales dedicates $12 million to integrating facial recognition for police

The government of New South Wales is investing AU$12 million (US$9.1 million) in facial recognition in the state budget due…

 

UK Parliamentary Committee blasts Home Office over biometrics database, strategy delay

The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has slammed the approach of the Home Office to retaining images for facial…

 

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…

 

Deadline to link Indian tax numbers and Aadhaar extended

India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the time for residents to link their taxation permanent account numbers…

 

Jamaica says biometrics program will help reduce identity theft

Government spokesperson Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart said that biometric data collected under Jamaica’s National Identification System (NIDS) will assist in reducing incidents…

 

Northrop Grumman awarded $95M OBIM contract

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a 42-month, $95 million contract by the DHS Office of Biometric Identity Management (OBIM) to…

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