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UN privacy rapporteur criticizes accuracy and proportionality of Wales police use of facial recognition

Joseph Cannataci, UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy, has lauded progress by the UK government in creating oversight…

 

Biometrics Institute and UNCTED launch guide to biometrics adoption for counter-terrorism

The Biometrics Institute has signed an Arrangement on Cooperation with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) to promote…

 

IOM installing 10-digit fingerprint readers at Somalian ports of entry

The UN Migration Agency (IOM) has begun installing ten-digit fingerprint readers at the first two of eight Somalian ports of…

 

Tanzania leverages increased knowledge and skill to move toward universal biometric identity

Tanzania hosted the inaugural meeting of the ID4Africa movement in 2015. Much has changed since then in the identity ecosystem…

 

Integrated Biometrics supports call to recognize International Identity Day

ID4Africa this week announced the launch of a petition to be presented to the United Nations to designate September 16…

 

Drive for official UN International Identity Day launched at ID4Africa

ID4Africa, supported by Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), announced the launch of a petition to be presented to the…

 

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…

 

Biometrics Institute working with UNCTED on biometrics and counter-terrorism project

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) and the Biometrics Institute will launch a Compendium of good practices and…

 

UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of…

 

Biometrics Institute and IOM collaborate to promote responsible use of biometrics

The Biometrics Institute and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalized closer collaboration…

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