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Articles By Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology journalist. Her work has appeared in Wired, Business Insider, Rest of World, and other media outlets. Previously she reported for the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. Reach out to her at masha@biometricupdate.com.


Oman gets a biometric law

The Sultanate of Oman has received its Biometric Law regulating the processing and collection of biometric data and establishing a…


No facial recognition in supermarkets, says Dutch data watchdog

No facial recognition for supermarkets but yes for nuclear power plants: The Netherlands’ data watchdog has published a guide explaining…


UK ICO and Ofcom strengthen cooperation on age assurance

UK’s communications and data privacy watchdogs are strengthening collaboration on regulating child online safety, including age assurance and other technology….


Eurotunnel boss says no delays from new biometrics checks at EU borders

The arrival of European Union’s biometric border controls has ignited fears over long queues at the UK’s border checkpoints. But…


Microsoft further limits law enforcement use of its facial recognition

Microsoft has updated its terms of service to clarify its ban on U.S. police departments from using Azure OpenAI Service…


Trinidad and Tobago publishes bid for face biometrics software

Trinidad and Tobago has published a new bid for procuring face biometric software through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP)….


New IDV deals for Veratad, VeriFast, iDenfy, OneID

From digital KYC to real estate and from cryptocurrencies to DBS checks, identity verification companies are busy signing new deals….


Fingerprint Cards sees more executive reshuffling

After a restructuring in autumn last year, Fingerprint Cards is continuing to make changes in its organization with its former…


Digital ID wallets will need to work on UX, report shows

European countries are preparing for the arrival of the European Digital Identity (EUDI) Wallet which will allow citizens to access…


India introducing more stringent KYC rules for financial industry

India’s financial sector is beefing up its Know Your Customer (KYC) protocols under pressure from regulators. Financial institutions aim to…

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