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Acesso Digital raises $108M, Daltrey announces funding to scale biometric security business

Brazilian digital identity authentication provider Acesso Digital has raised 580 million reals (US$108 million) in a Series B funding round to…

 

Unike Technologies pivots biometric tech to address post pandemic life and secures investment

Brazilian biometrics startup Unike Technologies led by André Barretto has secured an investment of R$3 million (roughly US$586,000), which the…

 

Biometric voter verification for 2020 Brazil elections scrapped to prevent COVID-19 spread

Biometrics will not be used to confirm the identity of voters in upcoming municipal elections in Brazil, ZDNet reports, after consultants…

 

Metro facial biometrics, emotion, gender detection system legitimacy disputed in Brazil court

Digital rights advocate Access Now is calling for a ban on biometric data processing used for mass surveillance in public…

 

Zwipe biometric payment card partnership in Brazil reaches manufacturing

Zwipe and Brazilian smart card manufacturer Thomas Greg and Sons do Brasil (TGS) have extended their partnership to start manufacturing…

 

Human rights advocates criticize biometric surveillance systems in Belgrade, São Paulo

Belgrade-based human rights non-profit SHARE Foundation has investigated the 2019 partnership between the Serbian government and tech giant Huawei, which…

 

Facial recognition deployed for ATMs in Spain, POS systems in Brazil and relief payments in Australia

CaixaBank has installed biometric facial recognition-enabled ATMs across Spain, enhanced with cameras and software that can process 16,000 facial points,…

 

Idemia’s contactless biometric terminals deployed in condominiums around São Paulo

MorphoWave contactless biometric terminals developed by Idemia have been rolled out at the gates of a number of residential buildings…

 

Springfield passes facial biometrics moratorium as new deployments announced

The local government of Springfield, Massachusetts has approved legislation to place a moratorium on use of biometric facial recognition by…

 

Facial recognition avoided by Spanish smart city project, planned in Dominican, Indonesia, Brazil

Police in Marbella, Spain are using computer vision analysis of gait, clothes gender, and hair color, but not biometric facial…

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