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Dispension’s biometric opioid vending machines ready for Canada-wide roll out

Dispension Industries is expanding its biometric opioid vending machine network, following a successful pilot launched in December 2019 in Vancouver’s…

 

Biometric data protection policy guidance in Quebec, update in Vermont and warning in Lithuania

A new guide to implementing biometrics in compliance with Quebec’s data protection laws has been published by the Commission on…

 

BioConnect takes $1.5M loan and joins accelerator program to maintain biometric security momentum

Toronto-based biometrics provider BioConnect has secured a CA$2 million (US$1.5 million) loan from BDC Capital to support its continued operations…

 

Bluink launches verified biometric digital identity tool in British Columbia

Bluink’s eID-Me verified digital identity smartphone app tied to the user with biometrics is now available across Canadian province British…

 

Canadian digital ID lab granted funds as demand jumps, DIACC head interviewed by iProov

The Digital Identity Laboratory of Canada has been awarded grant contributions from the City of Gatineau, the Québec government, Converge…

 

Clearview AI facial recognition fallout continues in Canada and Australia, online privacy aid developed

Canadians can now opt out of inclusion in the biometric database operated by Clearview AI by providing the company with a…

 

Clearview AI stops providing biometrics service in Canada, privacy investigation still open

Clearview AI’s biometric facial recognition technology will no longer be available in Canada, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of…

 

Patriot One’s Xtract AI partners with Canadian Armed Forces, develops AI to detect COVID-19

Patriot One Technologies’ Vancouver subsidiary Xtract Technologies (Xtract AI) has signed a nearly CAD $200,000 contract with Canada’s Department of…

 

Taiwan delays digital ID, smartphone app supports Quebec driver’s licenses, and Croatia to launch eID

Taiwan is delaying its planned launch of a new digital ID system due to complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,…

 

Toronto Police talk responsible use of NEC facial recognition in first case to identify murderers

The initial use of the Toronto Police Service’s facial recognition is examined in some depth by The Toronto Star, which…

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