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Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has unveiled plans to require all visitors to the country except for U.S….

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U.S. Homeland Security collecting migrant biometrics in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has installed “scores” of screening terminals in detention centers to collect biometric data from…

 

Facebook BIPA trial date set as harm to “property interest” ruled sufficient

Facebook faces a trial in the suit brought against it for allegedly violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) on…

 

Hospital network sued under BIPA

A former director of security and public safety at a hospital in the suburban Chicago area has filed a class…

 

Scottish Independent Advisory Group recommends oversight measures for police biometrics system

A Scottish Independent Advisory Group on Biometric Data has made a series of recommendations regarding the use of biometrics by…

 

UN agencies and civil society groups warn EU against coercive collection of children’s biometrics

A group of UN agencies and civil society organizations have published a joint statement against the use of coercion to…

 

U.S. DoD’s new Biometric System Integration Laboratory developing numerous new capabilities

A new biometric collection system for the U.S. Department of Defense called Next Generation Biometric Collection is currently in the…

 

Acuant partners with Healthpac to automate data collection for electronic medical records

Acuant has partnered with medical billing and practice management software provider Healthpac to offer an integrated identity information capturing solution…

 

Report warns retailers to consider consumer privacy laws when deploying facial recognition tools

Many vendors of biometrics-based solutions have not anticipated legal and compliance challenges posed by their products, or expressly deny responsibility…

 

U.S. Senator expresses concerns to Thermo Fisher Scientific over DNA sequencer sales to China

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has asked Thermo Fisher Scientific to explain its role as supplier of DNA sequencing equipment to…

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