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Biometrics developments and digital ID across Africa this week: Huduma Namba halted, Tanzania SIM shutdown and a sea of opinions

Africa’s most emblematic biometric ID scheme has been halted by the High Court. Kenya’s Huduma Namba must wait until adequate…

 

Biometrics and Information Commissioners criticize live facial recognition deployment across London

The UK government’s Biometrics Commissioner has criticized, alongside MPs and human rights organizations, the Metropolitan Police’s deployment of live facial…

 

House Intelligence Committee chairman praised Facebook policy on deepfakes

House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said Facebook’s announcement this past week of its “new…

 

UK’s CCTV commissioner pleads for AI, biometric ethical legal guidance

Standard CCTV surveillance cameras in the U.K. now come equipped with facial recognition technology, implementation which has raised a number…

 

Members of Scottish Parliament demand more authority, power for Biometrics Commissioner

Members of Scottish Parliament are pushing for the Scottish biometrics commissioner to be given more authority and responsibilities than those…

 

Avigilon launches updated enterprise facial biometric software with ‘appearance alerts’

Avigilon has launched ‘appearance alerts’ to its artificial intelligence-powered facial recognition video management software to help commercial organizations identify people…

 

The week in Africa biometrics and digital ID: SDG progress, returning ghost workers and a pensioner deadline

A theme emerging this week is a pan-African perspective for digital ID schemes across the continent. Progress is being made…

 

Surveillance cameras to reach 1 billion by 2021 as face biometrics for police, schools, retail roll out

There will be one billion surveillance cameras in operation around the world by 2021, up nearly 30 percent from 770…

 

Myanmar to introduce mandatory biometric data collection for massive national database

The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Myanmar has come up with a strategy to create a national database of…

 

French regulator clarifies facial recognition position

France’s National Commission on Computing and Liberties (CNIL) has issued new guidance on the appropriate use of biometric facial recognition…

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