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U.S. Congress member welcomes AWS’s facial recognition moratorium, demands further explanations

U.S. Member of Congress Jimmy Gomez has written a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos applauding the decision to implement…

 

Facial biometrics study suggests Amazon performance unchanged as Microsoft launches antibias tool

Comparitech has released a report on biometric bias in Amazon’s facial recognition offering, similar to previous reports from the ACLU comparing…

 

China cracks down on biometric data collection by apps with new consent requirement

Apps in China will be required to receive explicit consent from users to collect their biometric data starting on October…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa: GenKey in Niger, Securiport in CAR, new reseller partner for Daon in SA

Heading into a new decade there’s a clear theme in Africa’s digital ID sphere: looming deadlines. First up is Tanzania’s…

 

Smart city spending climbs along with deep reservations by residents

Citizen protests and lawsuits notwithstanding, municipalities around the world are rushing to install surveillance systems marketed as smart city technology….

 

Survey shows Chinese citizens fear biometric data leaks, deepfakes

Almost four out of five people in China (79 percent) fear biometric facial recognition data leaks and 65 percent are…

 

Converging data security and digital ID concerns lead week’s biometrics news

Securing data with biometrics and the security of biometric data itself are the main themes for the week in digital…

 

Biometric data standards in 50 countries ranked with China and U.S. near bottom

Comparitech has published a ranking of 50 countries in the world according to their biometric data collection and usage practices,…

 

Hong Kong police facial recognition contract with iOmniscient reported by Bloomberg

As protests continue to be held in Hong Kong against recent government actions, Bloomberg reports that Sydney-based iOmniscient is supplying…

 

Airports and encryption research lead this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

Excitement about new technologies and deployments, and in a couple of cases a lack thereof, was the theme of the…

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