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AI facial recognition firm CloudWalk Technology raises $75M in Series B funding

China-based CloudWalk Technology has raised 500 million yuan ($75 million) in Series B funding as it rapidly expands its operations,…


Researchers pitch model law for facial recognition to Australian government

Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney have published a model law to regulate facial recognition technologies in the country….


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….


ID Day coalition grows by 45 percent, new slogan adopted

September 16 will be the fourth International Identity Day, and marks a significant jump in the numbers of organizations supporting…


Some schools still see a good tradeoff when looking at biometrics

Little has changed in the debate whether to use biometrics in schools. Some communities continue to reject them while others…


Two ways to not protect biometric data demonstrated by world’s most populous countries

Several civil society groups in India are highly concerned about the spread of facial recognition and other surveillance technologies in…


‘Digital asbestos’: UK government departments are rolling back on contracts with Hikvision

Campaigners are increasing the pressure for the UK government to take action on Chinese state-affiliated surveillance equipment suppliers such as…


UK-US deal, legal changes could jeopardize EU data-sharing agreements

Could new agreements and proposed legislation from the UK government mean the European Union no longer considers it compliant with…


Talk about digital ID by talking about services: ID4Africa 2022 workshop findings

“Word of mouth spreads faster than our official communications,” said Henock Ali of Ethiopia’s National ID Program during the feedback…


Civil registries are important – but how do you persuade the people?

How do civil registries enroll more people? Should they twist people’s arms by making birth certificates compulsory? These were among…

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