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Far-right pols in Estonia block biometric database with dubious claims

How controversial can government databases of citizen biometric data get? There is no upper limit at the moment. In Estonia,…

 

DHS is failing in risk management for new biometric ID system — report

It is hard to imagine an information system — a biometric identity management system, no less — that has been…

 

‘Looming dangers’ of biometrics collection under guise of counterterrorism studied

A series of global events have led to the growing and untransparent use of biometrics collection under the pretext of…

 

Curbs on biometric DNA searches by cops: Not a trend yet

Hesitancy by state governments to rein in police use of consumer databases for crime investigations is eroding. In Maryland, a…

 

Bhutan taps Papilon to create biometric database for law enforcement

The Department of Civil Registration and Census (DCRC) in Bhutan has announced a new program to capture residents’ biometric data…

 

Commission approves Mexico’s biometric cell phone register proposal

The Communications and Transportation Commission of the Senate of the Republic in Mexico has approved the proposal to create a…

 

Secret biometric ‘migrant database’ in UK has privacy advocates uneasy

A UK publication alleges that a unit in the national government has built a secret biometrics database with information on…

 

Thousands of face biometrics searches without oversight enabled by Clearview market strategy

A searchable list of more than 1,800 public agencies with employees who used Clearview AI to search for people using face…

 

US Army calls for proposals on face biometric base access and ABIS data cleansing

Two new calls for proposals are aimed at implementing face biometrics at U.S. Army bases and installations, and a machine…

 

Estonia approves biometric database for law enforcement system

The Estonian government has approved the establishment of a database for forensic searches by law enforcement with an Automated Biometric…

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