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Portland, Oregon bans face biometrics for businesses and local police

Biometric facial recognition can no longer be used by private organizations or local agencies in Portland, Oregon after City Council…

 

U.S. businesses using biometrics need to monitor congressional action as proposal imposes privacy obligations

Despite the unlikelihood that the National Biometric Information Privacy Act recently tabled by U.S. Senators Merkley and Sanders will pass, the…

 

China creates privacy codes with biometric data protections, but is it just for show?

China’s first civil code — ever — is scheduled to go live January 1. It will pay particular attention to…

 

EU regulators warns facial recognition in law enforcement, commercial settings may be illegal

The European Data Protection Board is worried about the legality of the use of biometric services such as Clearview AI…

 

Indian Supreme Court considers new review of Aadhaar national biometric scheme’s legality

The Supreme Court of India will consider requests for a review of its previous decision that the country’s biometric national…

 

China’s face-scanning regulations are fuzzy and self-serving

The only certainty about biometric facial recognition in China is that everyone’s face is being recognized. A lot. As a…

 

Anti-government nonprofit wants to rebalance biometrics law in Utah

A small libertarian nonprofit in Utah is pushing the state to curb government surveillance, biometric and otherwise. Libertas Institute sees…

 

Washington State restricts facial recognition use with passage of Microsoft-backed law

The Microsoft-backed bill setting detailed limitations on the use of biometric facial recognition in Washington State has been signed into…

 

Can businesses be trusted with their hands in the public biometrics cookie jar?

Is it ethical for police to work with commercial entities to create live facial recognition systems? It is a question…

 

Washington House Committee likely sinks state Privacy Act with private right of action

A private right of action and changes to the rules for facial recognition use have been added to Washington State’s…

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