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…


End-to-end biometrics trial at Gatwick being run in partnership with easyJet

Gatwick Airport announced that its trial of end-to-end biometrics is being run in partnership with easyJet, the airport’s biggest airline….


New York-based HYPR expands to the UK and EU

Citing demand driven by GDPR and PSD2 regulatory requirements, HYPR Corp. announced today its expansion to the UK and EU….


UK Information Commissioner warns public use of facial recognition technology could spur legal action

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned that she will consider legal action against users of facial recognition technology, including…


UK Home Office tenders contract for biometric services development

The UK’s Home Office Biometrics (HOB) program has issued a tender for a two-year contract to develop and support applications…


Touch Biometrix secures funding from Deepbridge Capital

Touch Biometrix announced it has secured £150,000 seed investment from Deepbridge Capital to enable the business to develop new fingerprint-based…


Yoti and CitizenCard launch new UK ID card for young people

A new digital ID card is being launched by Yoti and CitizenCard in the UK to give young people a…


UK prisons implementing biometrics for safe prisoner self-service

Digital transformation including biometrics is coming to UK prisons to create a better environment with improved safety and greater access…


Gemalto wins British passport contract

Gemalto announced it has won an open tender for the production of the next generation of British passports. The contract…


UK Home Office balks at complying with face image deletion order due to expense

Despite a six-year old High Court ruling that mass retention of facial images is unlawful, a committee of UK MPs…

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