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Kenya national biometric enrollment project reaches 8 million people

A nationwide mass biometric registration push by Kenya’s Interior Ministry for the country’s National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) has…

 

Advocacy groups slam closed-door negotiations with big tech on Washington State privacy bill

The American Civil Liberties Union has come out swinging against the influence of big tech as Washington State lawmakers amended…

 

DHS struggles to deploy system to collect biometrics of departing travelers; proposed FY 2019 budget will help

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to work to deploy systems and procedures to collect the biographic and biometric…

 

Jamaica’s Constitutional Court strikes down national biometric system

The Constitutional Court of Jamaica has struck down the country’s mandatory biometric National Identification and Registration Act and the National…

 

Bill introduced in U.S. Congress to regulate machine learning algorithms

U.S. congressional democrats have introduced a bill in both houses to force large companies to audit machine learning algorithms, such…

 

Ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI published by European Commission

The European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on AI has published its Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI, which sets out seven…

 

Standard for EU biometric ID cards one step from approval after passing European Parliament

The European Parliament has voted to introduce minimum common security standards for identity cards and residence documents throughout the EU,…

 

Innovalor and WorldReach Software revealed as partners for biometric Brexit immigration app

In addition to biometrics provided by iProov, the UK Home Office’s post-Brexit EU immigration app will leverage ID document reading…

 

U.S. creating new tech guidance agency to inform Congress as facial recognition regulation looms

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is in the process of setting up a Science and Technology Assessment and Analytics…

 

Efforts to provide biometric ID cards to Rohingya refugees scale up

The UN Refugee Agency and the government of Bangladesh are scaling up biometric registration of Rohingya refugees fleeing the humanitarian…

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