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US biometric surveillance database reaches 10,000 data points

A privacy advocate’s database counting the United States government bodies that surveil citizens’ biometric identifiers reportedly now has 9,850 data…

 

Attorneys, digital rights advocates want facial recognition process open to discovery in court

Two digital rights groups and a defendants’ rights association are arguing in a New Jersey court that evidence discovery in…

 

Lovelace Institute calls for stiff regulation covering biometric data in US

UK-based tech research and advocacy organization The Ada Lovelace Institute has posted a critique of biometrics oversight in America, written…

 

San Francisco faces hearing for summary judgment in protestor surveillance lawsuit

Civil rights nonprofits this Friday will ask for a summary judgment in a lawsuit against the City and County of…

 

Privacy concerns linger around new EU data sharing Protocol

The Second Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime on enhanced co-operation and disclosure of electronic evidence, which can include…

 

The Man’s still watching college kids, now with biometric surveillance — report

U.S. college and university campuses are as interested in biometric surveillance as any other public and private organization, according to…

 

Blanket bans on face biometrics use by private sector unhelpful, digital privacy group argues

Robust regulation can ensure private sector use of facial recognition that balances people’s freedom to use biometric technology for phone…

 

Pace of EU live biometric surveillance regulation prompts Reclaim Your Face movement

Dozens of allied European civil society groups, incredulous that few of the continent’s governments have, in their eyes, been able…

 

EFF says First Amendment can’t save Clearview AI biometric faceprinting

Arguments can be made for protecting faceprinting under the First Amendment, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation says biometric face-scraping vendor…

 

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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