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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…

 

Brisbane Airport selects SITA again as its technology partner

Brisbane Airport in Australia has once again selected SITA as its technology partner in a new agreement that will see…

 

Rights group calls on Australia to prohibit biometric mass surveillance

Human rights advocacy group Access Now has panned Australia’s lack of attention to human rights while implementing its digitization agenda,…

 

NYC, Perth deploy public facial recognition while London ethics panel calls for greater transparency

New public deployments of facial recognition have been announced for Perth, Australia, and New York City, while an ethics panel…

 

Vision-Box facial recognition system matches 94 percent of travelers in Australian trial

The first trial of the “face on the move” passenger recognition technology by Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has concluded…

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