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Biometrics vendors increasingly targeted by data privacy act plaintiffs, and other defendants too

A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against fingerprint and background check service provider Biometric Impressions for allegedly failing…

 

Belgian Data Protection Authority warns supermarket chain Carrefour about biometric data collection

The Belgian Data Protection Authority – the former Privacy Commission – wants to open an investigation into Carrefour, accusing the…

 

U.S. lawmakers hold third facial recognition hearing as more government bans and privacy bills introduced

On January 15 the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform is holding its third hearing focused on biometric facial…

 

Scottish Justice Secretary trusts independent biometrics commissioner will gain public trust in data use

Scottish Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has made the commitment that the long-awaited biometrics commissioner will make the public more confident…

 

New Hampshire Senate pushes back Biometric Information Protection Bill

The New Hampshire Senate has pushed back on the Biometric Information Protection Bill that the House passed last year that…

 

TechFreedom urges Supreme Court to hear Facebook biometric data privacy arguments

TechFreedom is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Facebook’s appeal of the decision to certify a Biometric Information Privacy…

 

NY state Assembly Member wants moratorium on biometric technology in grade schools

In the upcoming legislative session, New York state Assembly Member Monica Wallace wants to focus all 2020 efforts on a…

 

Deepfake technology to manipulate videos found in TikTok, Douyin apps

ByteDance and TikTok have quietly created Face Swap, a feature that leverages deepfake technology to let users manipulate videos by…

 

Half of Brits OK with police using DNA supplied for ancestry analysis for crime investigations

More than half of British adults (55%) believe DNA databases collected by private companies to analyze ancestry should be used…

 

Afghanistan seeks India’s help to build national biometric database

Afghanistan wants to introduce an Aadhaar system similar to the Indian biometric and demographic database so it has partnered with…

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