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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…

 

FTC considers looking into commercial use of online biometric surveillance

Almost all discussion in the United States about facial recognition systems centers on government use and, more pointedly, on police…

 

Expanded scope of biometrics collection, storage for Indian police enters into force

India’s new Criminal Procedure (Identification) Bill 2022 which gives police officers the power to collect biometric information of convicts and…

 

Australia outsourcing biometrics capture aspect of visa issuance

Australia is looking for private companies to handle the biometrics information collection component of its visa process as the number…

 

UK Home Office fails to collect asylum seeker biometrics, sits on report

The failure to collect fingerprints or face biometrics from asylum seekers and illegal migrants who then absconded in their hundreds…

 

Kick TikTok out of app stores to stop biometric, other sensitive data harvesting says FCC head

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr said he has asked Google and Apple to remove TikTok from their app…

 

Scot committee likes Biometrics Commissioner’s data ideas; suggests he expand vision

Having drafted a code of practice for biometric use by three Scottish law enforcement agencies earlier this month, that nation’s…

 

Canada’s proposed new data privacy rules tackle biometrics bias, illegal training data

New proposed data privacy legislation tabled as part of the federal government’s Bill C-27 aims to firm up restrictions around…

 

Potential for ‘DNA paparazzi’ poses questions about biometric privacy, property rights

Two U.S. law professors writing in The Conversation say the current laws and jurisprudence around privacy and property are insufficient…

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