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As CNNs boost facial biometric accuracy, Australia researches child recognition

DST Group, Australia’s Defense Science and Technology agency, has established a research program to work on identifying and classifying children…

 

Commission rules Australian worker unfairly dismissed for refusing to use biometric system

Australia’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) has ruled that a worker fired for refusing to use a biometric time and attendance…

 

Facial recognition deployment by Queensland Police for Commonwealth Games largely unsuccessful

The facial recognition system used by the Queensland Police Service (QPS) during the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games did not…

 

Elenium raises $15M to add staff and expand market reach of airport biometric offerings

Elenium Automation has raised $15 million in a Series A funding round to expand the reach of its biometric technology…

 

National Australia Bank considering behavioral biometrics for fraud prevention

National Australia Bank is discussing how to leverage biometric technology to protect customers from new kinds of financial crime, The…

 

Committee recommends Australia set up biometric data security oversight body

Australia’s Parliamentary Joint Committee on Law Enforcement has recommended that the government to set up an oversight body for biometric…

 

Casinos down under deploy facial recognition tech to spot offenders, problem gamblers

The Star Casino in Sydney, Australia’s second biggest casino, has decided to deploy facial recognition technology after a croupier was…

 

Airport deployments of facial recognition in Asia-Pacific continue rapid growth

Biometrics deployments for air traveler identification in the Asia-Pacific region are taking off, with several airports updating their roll-out plans…

 

IDEMIA wins second-chance contract to support Australian national biometric system

Australia’s national fingerprint database will be supported for the next five years by IDEMIA under a new AUD $34.2 million…

 

Australian biometrics firm Argus TrueID acquires Biometric Identity Systems

Australian biometric technology developer Argus TrueID has acquired Queensland-based Biometric Identity Systems (BIS). According to the announcement, this acquisition is…

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