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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…

 

China considering new law to protect biometrics and other personal data

Legislators in China are drafting a new data privacy law to protect personal information, and biometric data in particular, The…

 

Trial of rapid DNA biometrics to investigate false family claims by migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will conduct DNA tests in cases where border guards suspect people crossing the U.S.-Mexico…

 

Mobile payments with biometric authentication now available for UK government services

The UK government has announced the approval of Apple Pay and Google Pay to authenticate mobile payments for four government…

 

“Biggest ever deletion of biometric IDs from a state-held database” to be carried out by UK tax authority

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled the collection of voice biometric data from roughly five million people by…

 

UK Home Office reviewing bids for biometric system management contract worth up to £300M

The UK Home Office is weighing supplier bids for a contract worth up to £300 million (US$388 million) for a…

 

Nigeria moves to implement biometric ECOWAS card with $41M MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Nigerian government’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and Euphoria Press…

 

Industry roundtable hosted by eu-LISA to focus on biometrics for seamless border crossings

An industry roundtable is being hosted by the eu-LISA to explore the findings and proposals of the Member State Working…

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