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Articles By Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a London-based reporter for Biometric Update. He previously covered biometric and digital identity issues in Africa from Côte d’Ivoire. Before that he covered tech news in China from Beijing. He has worked for the BBC, RFI and France 24.

Two new reports aim to establish the status quo of the use of facial recognition in Europe in public places…

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Mastercard launches retail biometrics program with Brazil pilot

Mastercard launches its Biometric Checkout Program for ‘pay by smile’ facial recognition payment authentication with Brazil’s Payface at five São Paulo…

 

US and EU lack of protections on use of border biometrics, reports allege

As the European Union continues to make progress on its projects for digital ID, online protection and governance of AI,…

 

French Senate seeks to protect against biometric surveillance – with biometric surveillance sandbox

The French Senate Law Commission has released a contradictory report into biometrics that seeks both to ensure France does not…

 

Researchers pitch combined biometrics to enable identification from blurred, dark images

As demand for remote identification via surveillance increases, a survey of academic work on biometrics including facial recognition and gait…

 

Age verification and digital wallets for minors: EU launches strategy for online child safety

The European Union has devised a new strategy to help protect its children online as more protective technologies become available…

 

South Africans told biometric-SIM link is ‘next step,’ ‘evolution’ as consultation closes

Reported details and reaction are emerging to the March 2022 proposal by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA),…

 

EU committees propose strengthened AI Act tougher on biometric surveillance

European Union committees are weighing in on the AI Act. The EU is seen as the world’s regulatory trendsetter, making…

 

Biometric data must be processed with ‘European values’: EDPS opinion on Data Act

Clarity is needed to ensure special types of highly sensitive data such as biometrics and health information are fully protected…

 

Feedback for EU digital wallets as Switzerland explores digital ID ecosystem

The EU is continuing to progress towards its goal of not just digital ID but a digital wallet for all…

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