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Facial recognition and video analytics in CCTV meet with mixed feedback

Israel-based enterprise software solutions provider Nice has recently partnered with the UK’s National Business Crime Centre (NBCC) to assist businesses…

 

Honeywell to implement facial recognition in Bengaluru Safe City project

Honeywell Automation, a subsidiary of Honeywell India, has won a contract worth Rs 4.96 billion (about US$66 million) to execute…

 

UK Surveillance Camera and Biometrics Commissioner pans proposed role changes

That the right to life and freedom from degrading treatment are related to police uses of biometrics, but not protected…

 

UK ICO sees loss of biometrics, surveillance review roles as funding opportunity

As part of a consultation on data and simplifying oversight of police use of biometrics and overt surveillance, the British…

 

UK pitches less oversight for Surveillance, who-knows-what for Biometrics Commissioner role

Tucked away on page 141 of 146, questions number 409 and 410 of the UK government’s data reform consultation document…

 

UK advocate for biometric surveillance says new code of practice pulls punches

“Remarkably lightweight” is how a former United Kingdom surveillance commissioner describes proposed changes to national police policy covering facial recognition…

 

Scottish local authority switches off facial recognition citing legal, ethical concerns

A Scottish local authority, Falkirk Council, has recently spent over £1 million (U.S.$1.4 million) on upgrading 76 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras…

 

New UK live facial recognition code proposed has potential for adverse effects

The UK’s Home Office has published a proposed code of practice to cover police use of live facial recognition in…

 

India seeks biometric verification system provider for 4k examination centers nationwide

India’s National Testing Agency (NTA) – the government body in charge of organizing entrance examinations for university admissions — is…

 

Facial recognition plans for millions of Indian examination candidates

Millions of examination candidates a year will be subject to biometric verification to take common exams administered by the National…

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