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UK tax agency said to have collected 5.1 million biometric voiceprints without explicit consent

The UK tax agency has collected 5.1 million biometric voice records through its Voice ID authentication service since January 2017,…

 

UK Parliamentary Committee blasts Home Office over biometrics database, strategy delay

The UK Parliament’s Science and Technology Committee has slammed the approach of the Home Office to retaining images for facial…

 

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…

 

False positives draw criticism of Wales police facial recognition use as Scotland considers iris biometrics

South Wales police have admitted that of the 2,470 people identified as possible matches with criminals on file out of…

 

UK planning to consolidate biometric databases, consider expanding Surveillance Camera Code application

The UK’s Home Office is planning to consolidate its IDENT 1 and IABS biometric databases into one central platform for…

 

Police deploying facial recognition at London’s Notting Hill Carnival

The UK’s Metropolitan Police is planning to use facial recognition software in a new pilot program aimed at identifying suspected…

 

Edinburgh plans to upgrade CCTV system with facial recognition capabilities

Edinburgh Council has announced a £1 million (US$1.4 million) initiative to upgrade the city’s CCTV surveillance network to include HD…

 

UK stores testing biometrics based ‘thief recognition’ solution

Facewatch, a system that helps UK stores identify criminals by locally creating and sharing watch lists of pictures of shoplifters…

 

UK police defend use of facial recognition to identify criminals at music festival

A UK police force has defended the use of facial recognition technology to identify some 90,000 attendees at a music…

 

UK Science and Technology Committee to host biometric data and technologies session

The UK’s Science and Technology Committee will hold its session November 26 at 9.15 a.m. at the House of Commons…

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