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The need for dialogue: biometrics are good

This is a guest post by David Menzies, a writer and public relations consultant at Innovative Public Relations. The fact…

 

Biometrics Institute concerned about French bill restricting the use of biometric technologies

The Biometrics Institute has informed the French Senate and National Assembly of its concerns regarding proposed amendments to the 1978…

 

NIST workshop discusses new approaches to improving tattoo recognition

An international group of experts from industry, academia and government participated in National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Tattoo…

 

Secret police bill passes in Canada

Last week, Canada’s anti-terror bill was passed by Parliament with bipartisan Conservative and Liberal support. Bill C-51 was originally introduced…

 

U.S. Army testing Lockheed Martin software for battlefield intelligence enterprise

The U.S. Army’s primary intelligence system is currently testing software developed by Lockheed Martin that will help them sift through…

 

Collection of voiceprint data has privacy advocates concerned

Businesses and governments are increasingly implementing voice biometrics as an authentication tool, and while it can potentially be a means…

 

Guidelines for UK police chiefs on applications to retain & use biometric material

The UK’s National DNA Database Strategy Board has published guidelines for chief police officers when deciding whether to make an…

 

Top biometrics news stories, week ending September 21

Here’s a recap of most popular and noteworthy biometrics industry news that appeared on BiometricUpdate.com this past week. Biometrics Week…

 

More than 30,000 Australians registered voiceprints with ATO in biometric authentication rollout

The Australian Taxation Office announced that it has recorded more than 30,000 “voiceprints” from Australian citizens since the agency rolled…

 

Secrecy surrounds government surveillance programs

Lack of accountability is usually a common theme when it comes to camera surveillance, so San Diego’s public disclosure of…

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