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Microsoft, UN among keynote speakers at Biometrics Institute Congress 2019 in London

Representatives of Microsoft and the United Nations have officially joined the keynote speaker list for the upcoming Biometrics Institute Congress…

 

Principles for self-sovereign biometrics planned at Internet Identity Workshop

A group of decentralized identity and biometrics stakeholders at the Internet Identity Workshop (IIW) XXIX have agreed on the framework…

 

FaceFirst helps US lawmakers draft facial recognition privacy regulations

FaceFirst revealed it is working closely with U.S. lawmakers on facial biometrics privacy regulations, and to help the bipartisan Commercial…

 

Social inclusion and executive appointments lead this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

New image capturing technology for biometrics featured in Biometric Update’s two most frequently-read stories of the week in biometrics and…

 

Biometrics are in and anonymity out so fight for democratic rights, FedID keynote argues

Civil libertarians should not fear facial recognition and other biometrics, but the technologies must be correctly regulated to prevent negative…

 

Rights groups urge Scotland to grant Biometrics Commissioner broad oversight mandate

A coalition of rights advocacy groups has called on Scotland’s government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner…

 

Amazon working on facial recognition regulation as groups write Congress to oppose bans

It makes a lot of sense to regulate biometric facial recognition technology, according to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who revealed…

 

CITRIS Policy Lab publishes digital ID and facial recognition reports to support ID2020 and Good ID

The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) Policy Lab has published a pair of white…

 

IEEE takes on biometric standards for facial recognition to avoid social harms

The IEEE is working on creating standards for biometric facial recognition to address social concerns related to the technology with…

 

India extends deadline for facial biometrics bids as systems around the world seek clarity

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has extended the deadline for bids on participation in its centralized automatic facial recognition…

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