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NIST finds biometric age estimation effective in first benchmark, coming soon

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology presented a preview of its assessment of facial age estimation with selfie…


BIPA one step closer to seeing its first major change since 2008 inception

On Thursday, a bipartisan majority in the Illinois Senate approved the first major change to Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act…


Netherlands gets its first biometric age checks for cigarette buyers

Cigarette smokers in the Netherlands will now have the option to buy tobacco products with age verification technology. Around a…


DOJ says interim facial recognition policy prioritizes First Amendment rights

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has not yet gone public with its full interim policy on the use of…


US’ first biometric gun to reach buyers this month

Colorado-based startup Biofire says that it will begin shipping its fingerprint and facial recognition-equipped handguns by the end of March….


Idemia digital ID unit could be sold off first for €1.1B: report

The Smart Identity wing of Idemia could be the first domino to fall in a piece-by-piece sell-off by owner Advent,…


Wicket enjoys successful first year of Cleveland Browns biometric beer sales program

If you are a Cleveland Browns fan and 17 seconds seems like a long time to wait for a beer,…


Sterling Check Corp. acquired by First Advantage for $2.2B in cash and stock

Atlanta-headquartered First Advantage Corporation, which provides employment background screening, is acquiring biometric identity verification firm Sterling Check Corp. for a…


ATB Ventures becomes first service provider to receive DIACC PCTF certification

A release from the Digital Identification and Authentication Council of Canada (DIACC) says that Oliu, a blockchain-identity management and verification…


UK’s photo ID requirement for voting stirs backlash against government

The UK is planning to introduce mandatory photo identification for voters during national elections for the first time this year….

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