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Biometric voter verification fails to ensure trusted election results in Tanzania

The shockwaves are still being felt after Tanzania’s elections on October 28, with opposition candidates arrested a week after polling…

 

Novetta wins biometric tech award; Signzy, Trust Stamp and Onfido fintech contributions recognized

Novetta’s technology for capturing biometric data from fingerprint cards has won the “Best Technical Advancement” award at this year’s FedID…

 

Lack of digital ID system costing U.S. government billions, experts tell FedID event audience

The U.S. government’s lack of a digital ID system has made it unable to prevent billions of dollars in losses…

 

UK police plan to introduce controversial biometric technology despite growing chorus of concern

An independent review of the use of face biometrics by UK police by the Ada Lovelace Institute will draw heavily…

 

Digital welfare state

Photo by Paz B. “The lack of jobs is a crime” – March 2020 – Mar del Plata, Argentina This…

 

No vacation for biometrics companies between pandemic recovery and government programs

Biometrics companies seem to be working hard through the summer, in part to stand up contactless technology to support the…

 

NEC tells UK court facial biometrics not scraped from internet, but declines training dataset details

Biometric templates used by NEC for facial recognition are unique to the company and cannot be shared with or used by…

 

Metro facial biometrics, emotion, gender detection system legitimacy disputed in Brazil court

Digital rights advocate Access Now is calling for a ban on biometric data processing used for mass surveillance in public…

 

Digital identity for all push in Africa now has clarity and political will: ID4Africa Executive Chairman

Several major developments in the push for universal identification have come out of the global pandemic, raising hopes that biometrics…

 

Amnesty pushes for ban on facial recognition use for mass surveillance by police, government

Amnesty International is supporting the Algorithmic Justice League, the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation in their fight against biometric facial recognition technology use for…

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