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Another BIPA lawsuit over biometric time and attendance system

A proposed class action has been brought by a former employee of Illinois steel maker A. Finkl & Sons Co….


Vendor lock-in hindering African identity projects

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as their priorities and…


Biometrics Commissioner criticizes UK police, home office governance rules in annual report

UK Biometrics Commissioner Paul Wiles has published the office’s annual report for 2017, expressing concern about a lack of adequate…


Canada will make foreign visitors pay for biometrics collection

Details have emerged about the expansion of a program for collecting fingerprints and facial images from foreign nationals visiting Canada,…


DHS OIG auditing CBP’s biometric air exit system and overstay data reliability

Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) efforts to develop and implement a biometric exit capability is being investigated by the Department…


Canada to expand biometrics collection for visitors

Canada’s Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship has unveiled plans to require all visitors to the country except for U.S….


U.S. Homeland Security collecting migrant biometrics in Mexico

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has installed “scores” of screening terminals in detention centers to collect biometric data from…


Facebook BIPA trial date set as harm to “property interest” ruled sufficient

Facebook faces a trial in the suit brought against it for allegedly violating Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) on…


Hospital network sued under BIPA

A former director of security and public safety at a hospital in the suburban Chicago area has filed a class…


Scottish Independent Advisory Group recommends oversight measures for police biometrics system

A Scottish Independent Advisory Group on Biometric Data has made a series of recommendations regarding the use of biometrics by…

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