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Kenya set to launch national biometric registration to improve government services and security

Kenya’s Federal Government will begin a national biometric registration program this year, at an estimated cost of Sh3 billion (US$30…

 

Irish Minister faces questions about government use of facial imaging software in card issuance program

Ireland’s Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has responded to questions in parliament about the use of…

 

Nigeria to collect biometrics from security guards to reduce crime

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) is planning to collect biometrics from security guards in the country, followed…

 

Scotland launches public consultation on biometrics code of practice

The Scottish Government has launched public consultation to collect input into the creation of a code of practice to be…

 

Lawyers say Canadian biometrics collection for travelers could cause delays and privacy issues

Canadian lawyers are warning that the country’s new biometric collection requirements for travelers could create delays and that the sharing…

 

UK Ministry of Defence looks to replace its Biometric Data Capture System

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued a tender to replace the current Biometric Data Capture System, Government Computing…

 

Privacy groups urge Illinois Supreme Court to rule for plaintiff definition of harm in BIPA suit

A coalition of privacy advocacy groups have filed an amici curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to rule that…

 

Canada opens new biometric collection locations for foreign visitors

Canada will expand the number of Visa Application Centers (VACs) it operates around the world from 137 in 95 countries…

 

New California privacy law restricts sharing of biometrics and other personal data

California legislators have headed off tough proposed privacy legislation by unanimously passing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 9…

 

Potential breakthrough in infant biometrics heads for trial in Kenya after ID4Africa appeal

Infants born to mothers with HIV have between a 15 and 45 percent chance of contracting the virus if they…

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