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Articles By Joel R. McConvey

Joel McConvey is a creative content producer and digital specialist who helps people and organizations tell their story across platforms, and meet the challenges of a digital culture that changes quickly and often. Reach him on Twitter @jrmcconvey.

Your phone knows where you are, but does it really know you? It soon will, via new, patented voice biometrics…

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Eufy doorbell cameras uploading facial recognition data to the cloud without consent

If you use Eufy security cameras, they may be sending biometric information to the cloud despite claims to “keep data…

 

Cayman Islands national digital identity register set to move ahead at a cost of US$9.6M

The Cayman Islands proposed national identification card and digital identity register project will cost around 8 million Cayman Islands Dollars…

 

Facial recognition ruled out for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics by French Ministry of Sport

France’s Ministry of Sport confirmed that the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will not make use of facial…

 

Facial recognition trials initiated to fight crime at NZ grocery stores

A grocery cooperative in New Zealand is testing facial recognition tools in several stores as a way to combat a…

 

Low birth registration in Zimbabwe and ensuing roadblocks explored on ID16.9 podcast

Zimbabwe’s low birth registration rate is raising concerns among community observers, as those without legal identities may struggle to access…

 

Digital ID interoperability features in South Korea-Singapore partnership agreement

Governments of Singapore and the Republic of Korea (ROK) have signed the Korea-Singapore Digital Partnership Agreement (KSDPA), which aims to…

 

Suprema showcases BioStation 3 contactless terminal as part of ‘aggressive expansion’

Suprema announced a major upgrade to its BioStar 2 biometric access control system, and showcased a new contactless terminal system,…

 

Online proctoring biometrics use fails to meet Canadian legal threshold, report says

Online proctoring tools for conducting remote exams do not go far enough to ensure free, clear and individual consent from…

 

US State officials call for stronger biometric data security from federal regulator

A new bipartisan coalition of US officials is calling for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to adopt stronger surveillance and…

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