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Digital ID moving forward in Barbados as UK, Australia and Sri Lanka consider next steps

Digital identity, usually backed by biometrics, is currently a hot topic in several countries around the world. Governments in Australia…


Yubico donates multi-factor authentication keys to protect free speech

Yubico has released the Yubico for Free Speech Program to uphold digital privacy, online security and free speech for vulnerable people…


A dozen new solutions for pandemic recovery top this week’s biometrics news

New biometrics solutions and deployments of technology for helping society recover from the COVID-19 pandemic feature prominently among top stories…


Amnesty pushes for ban on facial recognition use for mass surveillance by police, government

Amnesty International is supporting the Algorithmic Justice League, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation in their fight against biometric facial recognition technology use for…


Amazon pauses sale of facial biometrics to police while advocates push Microsoft and Ring to follow

Amazon has put a one-year moratorium on direct sales of its biometric facial recognition service to law enforcement to allow for…


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…

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