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State gas company leaks millions of Aadhaar numbers in second breach

A state-owned gas company in India has exposed the personal information of an estimated 6.8 million people to Google searches,…

 

UK oversight bodies probe government data set ethics and biometric strategy

The UK government’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) has been tasked with providing independent oversight of the Home Office’s…

 

Security researcher finds facial recognition company left database exposed online without authentication

Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers with the GDI Foundation discovered this week that a Chinese facial recognition company left its…

 

Biometric data protection bill introduced in Massachusetts

In late January four Massachusetts state senators introduced a bill that would require companies to refrain from collecting personal and…

 

Academics blast “legal vacuum” around facial biometrics use by British police

The use of facial recognition by police in Britain are a costly use of public funds that should be subject…

 

FIMA’s electronic document, records management system mostly in compliance

A recent Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessment on FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s (FIMA) Electronic Document and…

 

Victoria enacts rules for deploying facial recognition in public schools

Public schools in the Australian state of Victoria will require approval from parents, students, and the Department of Education to…

 

New partnership to provide training in emerging technologies for U.S. law enforcement

The IJIS Institute, the National Police Foundation, and the Center on Policing at Rutgers University have launched a partnership to…

 

Proposed NYC biometric data privacy law could lead to deluge of lawsuits

Legislators in New York City are expected to consider a bill this year which would amend municipal laws to include…

 

DISA testing multi-biometric chipsets with gait, face, and voice for mobile authentication

The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is testing chipsets that provide continuous authentication of a device user…

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