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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…

 

Governments slowly coming around to IDSPs for digital identity schemes

Governments are starting to pay more attention to digital identity. In their digital identification scheme development process, governments have two…

 

Congressional committee meets on business dangers of biometrics, but talks politics

For better or worse, the U.S. Congress is getting more involved in the use of facial recognition. The House Oversight…

 

U.S. consumers more excited than others about facial recognition systems in retail outlets

Almost half of U.S. consumers surveyed in a new report say they are “excited” about retailers using face biometric technologies…

 

Biometrics are in and anonymity out so fight for democratic rights, FedID keynote argues

Civil libertarians should not fear facial recognition and other biometrics, but the technologies must be correctly regulated to prevent negative…

 

Almost 70 percent of adults worldwide want regulated government use of facial recognition, AI

A new survey from market research company Ipsos found that the general adult population under the age of 75 is…

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