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Regulator accused of inaction as Namibian telco unlawfully collects biometrics

There are concerns in Namibia that the country’s largest mobile communications company, MTC, has been collecting the fingerprint and face…

 

EU data protection supervisor warns on migrant privacy rights

The European Union’s data protection supervisor (EDPS), Wojciech Wiewiórowski, has recently revealed that European institutions and bodies often afford limited…

 

The latest lesson on biometric data privacy could cost people’s lives

Two United States government documents about the use of biometric identification in occupied Afghanistan lack any mention of data security…

 

Tamil Nadu engages private firm to collect biometrics from homeless without contract

The personal data and biometrics of thousands of desperately poor people in India’s Tamil Nadu state, some waiting 20 years…

 

Amazon told to stay put in court; Microsoft might escape BIPA case

There is greater clarity today regarding a key provision of the state of Illinois’ biometric privacy law, landmark legislation in…

 

Russian lawmakers okay legal framework for biometric data collection and processing

The lower house of Russia’s federal parliament, the State Duma, has adopted a law setting up a legal framework for…

 

Mitek’s second shot at avoiding BIPA class action rejected

Enterprise ID verifier Mitek is running out of exits before it approaches the Biometric Information Protection Act toll plaza. A…

 

Data collection during COVID-19 normalized surveillance, says civil liberties organization

The COVID-19 pandemic spread more than just viral infection, with trends in surveillance presenting new concerns about personal data risk…

 

China’s political biometric ID surveillance grows in scope and tech

A surveillance systems company unfamiliar outside its native China is coming into view as Beijing pushes biometrics recognition into more…

 

Kenyan Telco urged to delete biometric data collected for SIM registration

Global human rights watchdog Access Now has called on a mobile telecommunications company in Kenya, Safaricom, to delete all face…

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