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Facebook and Microsoft make changes as scrutiny of AI training methods continues

Facebook is the latest company to admit to paying contractors to listen to audio recordings of its services users, with…

 

More suits allege illegal biometrics collection under BIPA as states consider action

A series of new lawsuits have been filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and the clarification of the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for ECOWAS free movement, widespread passport reform

Neighbors Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have come to the fore this week. The two members of the Economic Community of…

 

India National Population Register to collect biometrics and seeks Aadhaar database access

India is planning to collect biometric and family data from residents for the next stage of its National Population Register…

 

More than half a million Rohingya refugees registered for biometric ID cards with UNHCR

UN refugee agency UNHCR has completed the biometric registration of more than 500,000 Rohingya refugees from Myanmar in collaboration with…

 

Microsoft contractor reveals Skype human annotation of user conversations

Microsoft contractors working on Skype’s translation function have been discovered to be listening to recordings of user conversations, in the…

 

Fujitsu develops comparison of encrypted biometrics without loss of accuracy or speed

Fujitsu has developed a technology for processing encrypted biometric data without first decrypting it, which the company says has the…

 

Rapid DNA testing at U.S. border extended and criticized

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is expanding its use of rapid DNA test kits from ANDE Corp. to verify…

 

EU officials confirm UK authorities illegally copied biometric and other data from Schengen system

European Union officials have indirectly confirmed that UK authorities violated an information-sharing deal with the EU by sharing the contents…

 

Defense arguments in biometric privacy cases uncertain as Chamber argues against private action

Only one defense used against a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lawsuit has been successful in getting a suit dismissed,…

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