Australia’s Human Services workers protest against planned voice biometrics monitoring

Australia’s federal Department of Human Services’ introduction of a biometric call monitoring and performance management system is creating considerable friction between staff and management, according to a report by Government News. The Community and Public Sector Union criticized the department’s management for not consulting their staff before it implemented a new system called ‘MTS’. The CPSU contends that it was never provided with formal notification of the agency’s plans to “implement powerful new monitoring and performance management technology across SMART

Following student disruptions, Meghalaya government suspends NRP enrolment

The Meghalaya government has suspended biometric enrolment following the disruptions of National Population Register camps throughout the Northern Indian state capital. As we reported in, The Khasi Students’ Union previously asked the government to suspend biometric enrolment and to stop the implementation of Aadhaar in Meghalaya, as the student group argued the state needs more adequate mechanisms in place to control influx. Evidently, the student group has now taken action. “We have decided to keep the NPR biometric enrolment