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Human Rights Watch calls on China to shut down “Police Cloud”

The Chinese government is using a “Police Cloud” of big data platforms to aggregate and analyze citizen’s personal information on…

 

Human Rights Watch raises privacy concerns over Chinese voice recognition program

China’s government is collecting “voice pattern” samples from its citizens to build a database for use with voice recognition technology,…

 

Police facial recognition use in Belarus, Greece, Myanmar raises rights, data privacy concerns

Facial recognition software developed by Belarusian software design company LLC Synesis and implemented by the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs,…

 

EU agency pushing for research into how AI will affect fundamental human rights

In a world awash in new authoritarian sentiment, it is notable that the European Union has published a lengthy report…

 

Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

 

UK biometrics watchdog raises surveillance risks; Yoti outlines alternative immunity passport

A pair of UK authorities have staked out positions on the increasing use of biometrics, with one making recommendations for…

 

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 groups call for moratorium on biometrics in digital ID systems

Digital rights organization Access Now has posted an open letter to its website, co-signed by numerous other organizations in the…

 

UN Special Rapporteur and rights groups warn of risks from biometrics and AI in welfare systems

The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices…

 

UK national surveillance camera strategy updated to address human rights, data and technology

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has updated the national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales with a strategy…

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