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A blueprint for digital economies and MOUs signed with Inmarsat and French consultancy Tactis – some of the outcomes of…

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Mix of politics in U.S and UK with investment in biometrics draws concern and criticism

A pair of biometrics companies are receiving attention for the political connections of investors. Two investors who run private equity…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Kenya’s biometric ID scheme, blockchain for refugees, universal health and moonlighting officials

Developments in digital ID across Africa this week include positive steps in Senegal to use digital platforms to rapidly reach…

 

Biometrics Institute launches updated Privacy Guidelines to include GDPR and AI developments

The Biometrics Institute is observing Privacy Awareness Week by updating its Privacy Guidelines to provide universal direction on biometric privacy,…

 

UK government considering options for regulating biometrics use

UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes says the government is considering options for regulating the use of facial recognition and other…

 

Northrop Grumman shareholders demand rights report over DHS biometric database contract

A group of shareholders are planning to challenge Northrop Grumman leadership over the human rights implications of its lucrative new…

 

CBP does not have data to assess racial bias in Biometric Exit facial recognition

U.S. Customs and Border Protection does not gather data on race and ethnicity, and therefore is not able to assess…

 

UK Home Office rumored to push AWS as host of combined biometrics database

The UK Home Office is considering bids from several companies for its combined database of biometrics from police and immigration…

 

Federal agencies move to explore AI ethics and technical standards

The U.S. Department of Defense recently held a public comment meeting at Stanford University to discuss artificial intelligence ethics, VentureBeat…

 

DHS S&T hosting demonstration of high-throughput biometric systems

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) announced it will host a demonstration of biometric capabilities…

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