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Increased interoperability of EU biometric databases may be impacting human rights

A new report in the European Journal of Law and Technology highlights a series of human rights concerns about the EU’s…

 

The biometric law of the jungle: It’s always open season on data-gazelles for data-lions

Is there a difference between what Clearview AI has done by scraping social media photos to be used for commercial gain…

 

$46M for an ICE biometric database is too rich for US Representatives

Democratic members of a powerful U.S. House committee voted Wednesday to more than halve President Joe Biden’s request for a…

 

Police in Israel want greater freedom to use facial recognition

Israeli politicians are considering limits on how police use face biometrics to surveil the Middle Eastern nation, including its borders…

 

DOJ opens its annual enrollment in biometric search system for Native tribes

The U.S. Justice Department is again accepting applications from federally recognized Native American tribes to access its national crime information…

 

Bangladesh begins biometric mobile phone registration

Telephones and other mobile devices in Bangladesh using SIM cards which have not been registered with their owners’ biometrics by…

 

‘Little progress’ at state level for EU biometric database: report

National-level delays among EU and Schengen area states participating in the formation of a massive shared biometric identity database threaten…

 

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…

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