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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…

 

ImageNet database blurs images used for facial recognition training in privacy effort

The team behind ImageNet has announced that it has blurred the faces in its 1.5 million-image database, which has been…

 

Zimbabwe seeks local IT consultant for biometric authentication API project

Zimbabwe, through its Public Service Commission (PSC), has launched a tender for the selection of a local IT consultancy firm…

 

Legal fight against Clearview AI’s facial recognition service grows

Demographic groups are joining states and nations in demanding that Clearview AI end its massive face-scraping biometric service. Two California…

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