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EU civil society group calls for ban on public surveillance biometrics as privacy authorities issue warnings

European Digital Rights (EDRi) has published a paper demanding the European Commission and EU Member States institute a ban on…


Biometrics providers and tech companies jostle for position in payments and other burgeoning markets

New opportunities for biometric payments, particularly in smart cards, continue to generate headlines and attract new players, now including Google….


Facial recognition guide from VPN Compare presents incomplete picture

As the Electronic Frontier Foundation has said, facial recognition is “one of the most pervasive surveillance technologies” across the globe….


Rights advocates say time limits necessary for outbreak surveillance measures, facial biometrics less so

Governments are increasingly turning to facial biometrics and other advanced technologies to slow the spread of coronavirus, but United Nations…


Digital rights group warns against normalizing and committing to facial biometrics to stem pandemic

Massive investments in facial biometrics capabilities and infrastructure to screen individuals and stop the spread of the coronavirus cannot be…


Most groups receiving data with prisoner tattoos ignore request to delete them: EFF

An effort to get universities, companies and others to delete digital images of U.S. prisoners’ tattoos that they received from…


EFF initiative shows what U.S. government agencies may hold your facial biometric data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has announced a new initiative called “Who Has Your Face” to help Americans understand what…


Clearview AI CEO claims First Amendment protects scraping of public biometric data

Clearview AI CEO Hoan Ton-That appeared on CBS This Morning for an interview with correspondent Errol Barnett, after receiving a…


Groups call for suspension of U.S. federal facial recognition as state lawmakers weigh changes

More than 40 groups have co-signed a letter calling on the U.S. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB), an…


Federal, state court rulings on whether biometrics protected by Fifth Amendment get murky

A recent 4 to 3 ruling by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court noticeably declined to address the matter of whether law…

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