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Australian worker refusing to use biometric time and attendance loses unfair dismissal claim

A bid by an Australian sawmill worker to have his job restored after he was fired for refusing to participate…

 

Parts of audit on cancelled Australian NEC biometrics contract could be redacted

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has warned the country’s attorney general that it may apply to have parts of…

 

Queensland government agency deploys Nuance conversational AI for virtual assistant

The Queensland Treasury’s Office of State Revenue (OSR) has deployed conversational AI technology from Nuance for its self-service virtual assistant…

 

New South Wales Government antes up for Australian Home Office facial biometrics system

Police and law enforcement agencies in New South Wales, Australia will soon have access to the Face Verification Service (FVS)…

 

World Bank’s Mission Billion challenge to tackle critical issues in digital identification

The World Bank has announced the launch of the Mission Billion annual innovation challenge to address the most critical issues…

 

Australia considers deploying Unisys facial recognition technology for social media checks at airports

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is considering using Unisys LineSight, which uses facial recognition to search the internet, watchlists, criminal…

 

Australian schools testing facial recognition for attendance

Schools in the Australian state of Victoria are trialing facial recognition from startup LoopLearn to monitor the whereabouts of students…

 

Agency head defends proposed Australian facial recognition system amid looming political uncertainty

The technical specifications of the facial recognition system being built by Australia’s federal government do not allow for it to…

 

Australian government official tells parliamentary inquiry changes future-proof biometric legislation

Australia’s proposed national facial recognition service is “not intended for mass surveillance,” a government official has told a parliamentary inquiry…

 

Australian governments continue expanding use of facial recognition

The Australian state of Western Australia is planning to trial facial recognition technology for enforcing bans on purchasing alcohol by…

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