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Biometric data collection by Chinese government still growing, along with breaches

Beijing appears to be ramping up its collection of biometric data, as reports roll in of increased surveillance and monitoring…


China surveillance policies follow facial recognition spread along Silk Road: activists

Chinese technologies and tactics to tackle dissent and control internet use are spreading to countries along its Digital Silk Road,…


UN Human Rights Office warns biometrics and digital ID among surveillance tools raising risk

Growing surveillance in public spaces is possible to an extent beyond all previously possibilities due to digital identity systems and…


TikTok says physical biometrics stay on users’ devices, keystroke logs do not

It was difficult to see social media executives testifying before a U.S. Senate committee and not think about the numerous…


NZ police illegally collecting biometric data from Māori, new investigation suggests

New Zealand police forces are unlawfully taking, storing, and using people’s private biometric information according to a joint investigation by…


Beyond BIPA: Mitigating biometric data legal risks under Texas and Washington biometrics laws

By David J. Oberly and Nicole D. Brenner* Maybe your company is considering using retina scans for employee building access….


Snap settles case for $35M as BIPA trips up Amazon and adult entertainment purveyors

Snap (parent of Snapchat) has agreed to settle a biometric data privacy complaint with a class of Illinois users for…


The U.S. Congress-TikTok data privacy dance on a loop

It is hard to imagine an escape for the U.S. government and TikTok executives as they circle each other in…


First ever government biometrics code moves toward approval in Scotland

According to a report out of Scotland, that northern reach of the United Kingdom is finalizing its biometric code of…


New Zealand’s biometric regs were fine last year, now need a new look

Aotearoa New Zealand privacy regulator is preparing a series of public forums, or consultations, to learn how citizens want leaders…

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