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Biometrics part of Canada’s screening process for Syrian refugees

The Canadian government is collecting biometric information from refugees headed to Canada under the government-assisted refugee aspect of the Syrian…

 

U.S. refugee application process may add iris authentication, DNA testing

Biometrics data collection including iris authentication and DNA testing may soon be added to the already comprehensive application process for…

 

Hospitals using Crossmatch fingerprint solution for background checks

Crossmatch announced that Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) member hospitals have submitted over 120,000 new hire fingerprint-based background checks via…

 

Syrian refugee screening process in the U.S. includes biometrics, biographical data

Following the Paris attacks, members of the Republican party are recommending a halt to the federal program that relocates Syrian…

 

New Canadian government will bring change to security policies

A stunning political victory in Canada has resulted in the election of a Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau. In…

 

Uber quietly testing Live Scan fingerprinting on some drivers

Despite publicly opposing fingerprinting background checks for its drivers, ride-hailing service Uber is reportedly looking into implementing fingerprinting with Live…

 

Austin council member calling for mandatory fingerprint checks for Lyft and Uber drivers

Austin City Council Member Ann Kitchen is pushing for changes to be made to transportation network companies (TNC) regulations which…

 

Court refuses to stop security checks for Canadian government employees

The Federal Court of Canada has refused to stop the implementation of the Canadian government’s new security screening system. The…

 

Fingerprint background checks causing concern in Oklahoma

Fingerprint background checks performed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation at the request of the Oklahoma Department of Human…

 

Santa Monica police spend $60k annually on fingerprinting service

Police departments across California are using Live Scan, the state Department of Justice’s (DOJ) national electronic fingerprint database, when “booking”…

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