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South African institute warns against biometrics outstripping laws as SIA launches ethical principles

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria, South Africa writes that in their rush to deploy facial recognition and…

 

Smart Cities get real: biometric capable tech helps regulate borders, save first responders

Smart City projects are gaining momentum as biometric tech comes to the fore in the battle against COVID-19, but one…

 

Biometric surveillance systems cause concerns in Russia, Thailand

A pair of Russians have filed a complaint against the mass use of facial recognition at a protest in Moscow…

 

Clearview AI facial recognition fallout continues in Canada and Australia, online privacy aid developed

Canadians can now opt out of inclusion in the biometric database operated by Clearview AI by providing the company with a…

 

Biometric registration programs announced, commenced, disrupted and debated across Africa

Nationwide biometric voter registration is underway in Ghana where the head of the electoral commission shares the rate of voters…

 

China goes beyond face recognition to take DNA swabs of Hong Kong protesters

The Chinese government seems intent on demonstrating the darkest fears people have about biometric surveillance. Bloomberg is reporting on DNA confiscation…

 

Biometric heart monitor and depth mapping for gesture recognition described in Apple patent filings

A biometric monitor for measuring heart health is among several patent filings from Apple to be published recently, Patently Apple reports….

 

UK police biometrics need governance improvement, legislation, Commissioner review finds

UK Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles has accepted an opportunity to remain in the role until the end of the year…

 

Northern Ireland holding public consultation into police DNA and fingerprint biometrics retention

A public consultation into the retention of DNA and fingerprint biometrics has been launched by Northern Ireland Justice Minister Naomi…

 

Metro facial biometrics, emotion, gender detection system legitimacy disputed in Brazil court

Digital rights advocate Access Now is calling for a ban on biometric data processing used for mass surveillance in public…

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