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Academics blast “legal vacuum” around facial biometrics use by British police

The use of facial recognition by police in Britain are a costly use of public funds that should be subject…

 

Biometric border control solution by Vision-Box deployed at Perth Airport in Australia

An automated biometric border control solution by Vision-Box is now being deployed at Perth Airport, Australia’s second international airport to…

 

Victoria enacts rules for deploying facial recognition in public schools

Public schools in the Australian state of Victoria will require approval from parents, students, and the Department of Education to…

 

Auditor blames Australian agency mismanagement for cancellation of biometric services contract

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has slammed the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s (ACIC’s) AUD $52 million (US$38.6 million) biometrics…

 

Australian commission to review biometric time and attendance impact on privacy

Australia’s Fair Work Commission will hear an appeal by a Queensland sawmill employee claiming his dismissal for refusing to participate…

 

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…

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