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Biometrics could soon be subject to more data protection, AI regulations in Canada

Canada’s government is planning to bring forward legislation on consumer privacy and the protection of personal data which could have…


NATO launches in-house biometrics system for secure data-sharing

NATO has recently reached two milestones in its biometrics efforts, according to an announcement from the organization, with a pilot…


LAPD prohibits use of third-party face biometric software

The Los Angeles Police Department will cease its use of and access to facial recognition software Clearview AI, reports Buzzfeed….


Can biometric wearables capitalize on worries over machine vision for COVID-19 detection?

Just as concerns and skepticism grow about systems using facial recognition as a tool to help spot fevers in a…


Rand calls for government leadership of Internet of Bodies. No one is coming

A recent Rand Corp. report, this one about threats anticipated with the coming Internet of Bodies, foresees unique privacy knots…


Apple bid to dismiss biometric data privacy suits rejected, but 2 of 3 claims have no standing

Two out of three claims against Apple under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) have been sent back to state…


Onfido’s use of biometric data for bias research meets legal requirements — ICO report

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released the report of regulatory sandbox test carried out with Onfido, which concluded…


EFF says First Amendment can’t save Clearview AI biometric faceprinting

Arguments can be made for protecting faceprinting under the First Amendment, but the Electronic Frontier Foundation says biometric face-scraping vendor…


Round 2 in California’s fight against data privacy confusion has not gone well

California’s successful Proposition 24, bolstering that state’s first-in-the-nation data privacy law, could be another trailblazing policy from the Golden State….


Fitness-tracker biometrics predict COVID-19 better than temps

Temperature checks, increasingly disparaged as COVID theater, can be outperformed as an illness indicator by fitness-tracker biometrics and self-reported symptoms,…

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