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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

 

Trueface wins Air Force facial recognition contract as other government deployments court controversy

Trueface has been awarded its second contract for biometric facial recognition technology from the U.S. Air Force, to help secure…

 

UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics group finally reports concerns with government plans

The UK government has released the first annual report from the Biometrics and Forensic Ethics Group (BFEG) two years later…

 

Documents show UK Home Office biometric data migration costs $124M

Earlier this month on October 1, it was reported that Leidos signed a ten-year contract with the UK Home Office…

 

Australia, Ireland struggle to boost interest in biometric digital identity platforms

Last week, Australian government entity the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) went through a questioning session with senators interested in a…

 

U.S. Congressional rep calls for biometrics regulation as universal online identification considered

The U.S. Congressional representative for Silicon Valley is calling on the federal government to quickly work towards legislation to control…

 

Committee sends Australian government biometric plans back to be redrafted

Australia’s plans to leverage biometrics to authenticate users of government services has hit another setback, as the Joint Committee on…

 

Costa Rica plans to add facial recognition to national biometric identification system

Three years ago, Costa Rica announced it would issue citizens ePassports by 2020. Now the government has announced another plan…

 

UN Special Rapporteur and rights groups warn of risks from biometrics and AI in welfare systems

The potential of biometric ID systems for abuse in some countries is a major threat to individuals, and current practices…

 

Comparitech analyzes government use of biometrics, surveillance and data sharing

A recent investigation into surveillance states and data privacy carried out by Comparitech concludes that not even top-ranked European countries…

 

Canadians expect government, private sector to develop digital ID framework

Some 70 percent of Canadians would adopt digital identity and think the government should join forces with the private sector…

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