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Big Brother Watch takes UK police to court over use of public facial recognition as trials continue

Civil liberties group Big Brother Watch has filed a legal challenge to the use of automatic facial recognition by UK…

 

Critics charge Scottish Biometrics Commissioner will lack scope, enforcement power

Public interest advocates have criticized the Scottish government’s plans to create a Biometrics Commissioner, saying the position would hold less…

 

Legal challenge over police use of facial recognition in Wales moves forward

South Wales police will not block a legal challenge raised by Cardiff man Ed Bridges regarding its use of facial…

 

UN privacy rapporteur criticizes accuracy and proportionality of Wales police use of facial recognition

Joseph Cannataci, UN special rapporteur on the right to privacy, has lauded progress by the UK government in creating oversight…

 

New Mexico jail looks to iris recognition for inmate identification

The Chief of the Metropolitan Detention Center in New Mexico is in the process of procuring biometric iris recognition technology…

 

Legal challenge raised over UK police use of automated facial recognition

A Cardiff, Wales resident has introduced the first legal challenge to a UK police force’s use of automated facial recognition…

 

Australian facial recognition system could place well in NIST tests, official says

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is using multiple algorithms to train its facial recognition systems, and believes those algorithms are…

 

UK Information Commissioner warns public use of facial recognition technology could spur legal action

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned that she will consider legal action against users of facial recognition technology, including…

 

Scottish Independent Advisory Group recommends oversight measures for police biometrics system

A Scottish Independent Advisory Group on Biometric Data has made a series of recommendations regarding the use of biometrics by…

 

History of Biometrics

Introduction The term “biometrics” is derived from the Greek words “bio” (life) and “metrics” (to measure). Automated biometric systems have…

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