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EAB talk probes balance between border biometrics benefits and rights risks

Achieving a balance between the benefits of biometrics in border processes and the risk that they may cause harm to…

 

Scottish schools serving up fresh privacy debate for lunch with facial recognition payment

Pupils at nine schools in Scotland have started paying for school lunches via facial recognition, thought to be the first…

 

Nigeria collects biometrics of elementary school children for meal program

Nigeria is creating a database of children’s biometrics ostensibly to increase transparency in a school meals scheme. The National Home…

 

Yoti says no biometric data in age estimation tech, takes issue with UK ICO opinion

Some of the opinions about age estimation expressed by a UK regulator do not apply to Yoti’s facial age estimation…

 

Philippines opens digital ID process for infants

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) says progress continues to be made with registration for the biometric national identity card (PhilID)…

 

Sensory speech recognition for children could transform apps, wearables and education tech

Sensory has released a custom trained speech recognition model designed to understand the unique linguistic patterns in children’s speech. The model…

 

Biometrics from birth – South Africa seeks to end child trafficking, welfare fraud

The government of South Africa is investigating biometric technologies and policies to introduce biometrics for infants to tackle child trafficking…

 

Lawsuit over face biometrics in school security system ruled no longer relevant

A lawsuit filed by parents against the New York State school district that planned to deploy facial recognition in schools…

 

Can UK’s proposed age checks for social media work without biometrics?

Social media companies and “tech giants” may voluntarily make age verification compulsory via physical credentials to prevent children encountering harmful…

 

U.S. Army base childcare center again tenders for biometric surveillance system

The U.S. Army is going ahead with research into the impact of facial recognition surveillance on children in a Fort…

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