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Facial recognition use planned by police and border security as NIST report sparks concern

Australia’s Home Affairs Department says it needs to increase its use of facial biometrics with data from allied nations and…

 

Confusion reigns as Australia upgrade of biometric airport gates delayed again

The planned biometric smartgate system for airports in Australia has been delayed by at least another two years, the Department…

 

Australian Commission calls for partial facial biometrics moratorium as APAC countries seek balance

The Australian Human Rights Commission is calling for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition in law enforcement and…

 

Australia, Canada look to digital identity solutions to get rid of physical ID cards

Mastercard has rolled out a new digital identity pilot in Australia this week that can identify a person in both…

 

New biometric checks launch at Singapore and Australia airports

A trial of contactless biometric immigration checks without the use of a passport is being trialed at Changi Airport Terminal…

 

Public left confused over Australia’s airport biometric smartgate upgrade

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has cast a dark cloud of confusion over its airport border control smartgate upgrade, after…

 

Idex partners with Quest Payment Systems to expand use of biometric cards in Australasia

Idex Biometrics has partnered with Australian firm from Quest Payment Systems to introduce biometric smart cards to Australasia, the company…

 

Facial recognition systems for retail payment launched in Spain, trialed in Australia, company acquired

Australian fintech company RoyalPay is planning to bring facial recognition payments into the country’s mainstream commercial sector, The Sydney Morning…

 

Australian government proposes biometrics for online age verification

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs is making efforts for a large-scale deployment across the country of its Face Verification Service…

 

Australia, Ireland struggle to boost interest in biometric digital identity platforms

Last week, Australian government entity the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) went through a questioning session with senators interested in a…

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