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NZ police delete unlawfully taken photos, but biometric privacy concerns remain

New Zealand police said they have deleted 11,000 photo files after an official inquiry earlier this month calling for their…


Pakistan arrests suspects over digital ID fraud in floods cash relief program

There are already reports of fraud related to the distribution of relief funds to victims of recent flooding in Pakistan…


Face biometrics deployments and solutions unveiled on four continents

Developments in face biometrics from standards work to product launches made headlines over the past week. Deployments of border control…


UK plans next round of biometrics self-enrollment trials for apps and kiosks

The UK’s Biometrics Self-Enrolment Feasibility Trials have reached Phase 2, with a request for expression of interest from developers of…


EU parliament majority now in favor of banning AI surveillance in public

Renew, the third largest group in the EU parliament, has joined the Greens and Socialists & Democrats groups in backing…


Indonesian lawmakers pass personal data protection legislation at long last

After nearly six years of back and forth, Indonesia’s parliament has finally passed the country’s data protection bill into law,…


The thing most people fear about facial recognition spreading from China

The dark side of facial recognition, long warned about by privacy and human rights advocates, is growing in starker relief….


Samsung’s under-display camera for biometrics shown in new patent filing

A patent application from Samsung shows an under-display camera (UDC) with biometric capabilities aimed at making facial recognition on phones…


Ideal Innovations wins $63M DoD multimodal biometrics collection contract

Ideal Innovations has won a $63 million contract with the Project Management Office for Department of Defense Biometrics within the…


Tactile launches new palm biometrics scanner; market forecast above $530M by 2027

Several companies and governmental institutions have announced updates regarding palm biometrics solutions, with Tactile Technologies signing a distribution deal for…

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