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Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

 

UK biometrics watchdog raises surveillance risks; Yoti outlines alternative immunity passport

A pair of UK authorities have staked out positions on the increasing use of biometrics, with one making recommendations for…

 

Rights advocates say time limits necessary for outbreak surveillance measures, facial biometrics less so

Governments are increasingly turning to facial biometrics and other advanced technologies to slow the spread of coronavirus, but United Nations…

 

Digital rights groups call for moratorium on biometrics in digital ID systems

Digital rights organization Access Now has posted an open letter to its website, co-signed by numerous other organizations in the…

 

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…

 

UK national surveillance camera strategy updated to address human rights, data and technology

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has updated the national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales with a strategy…

 

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…

 

Toronto Declaration calls for application of human rights frameworks to machine learning

Human rights organizations have launched a document calling for the framework of international human rights law to be applied to…

 

Inclusion promise of ID documents not consistently met in Pakistan, El Salvador, reports allege

How to draw people who have been previously excluded from normal social recognition into digital identity systems is one of…

 

Heavy-handed Russian government still can’t easily pull off a massive biometric program

Moscow’s campaign to get its finger in as many biometrics pies as possible is intensifying, if not exactly gaining momentum….

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