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US customs agency finds its face biometrics program is meeting expectations

It seems it is all good news for the U.S. Traveler Verification Service following an evaluation of privacy policies and…

 

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,…

 

Advocates still see a lot of danger for individuals using government digital IDs

Devout advocates of digital IDs run the risk of overlooking some significant misuses and bungled security setups. In principle, digital…

 

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…

 

Vendors hand kid gloves to US regulators looking at commercial surveillance online

Faced with the prospect of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission becoming active in their industry, people in the commercial surveillance…

 

EDRi, Statewatch call for ban of EU-wide police facial recognition system

The European Commission’s ‘Prüm II’ legislation may amplify the risks of state overreach and biometric mass surveillance and should therefore…

 

Facial recognition surveillance systems sprouting rapidly across India’s northern border

A hefty analysis of government intentions regarding biometric surveillance in India indicates that the obsession for in-country intelligence is wafting…

 

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…

 

How much should US consumers sacrifice to get national data privacy law?

It is hard to square the circle U.S. lawmakers find themselves in over a proposed federal data privacy bill. So…

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