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No revolution for biometric face-scanning regulations in China

An analysis of China’s regulatory posture finds “tentative progress” has been made in protecting some biometric data captured by government…

 

Biometric time and attendance systems restricted by European data protection rules, Dutch authority issues fine

Biometric time and attendance tracking of employees through a fingerprint-based system has been ruled illegal in Germany unless exceptional circumstances…

 

Poor encryption exposes biometric database of 4.5 million Israeli citizens

The private information of some 4.5 million Israeli citizens, including biometric facial features, stored in the Transportation Ministry database for…

 

Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

 

Illinois courts continue to refine biometric data privacy law details, vendors may be liable, TikTok sued

A defendant in a court battle over alleged violations of Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is asking a Seventh…

 

Hacking biometrics and device IDs together is possible and dangerous: research

New research indicates that it is possible to secretly build rich profiles of people in highly connected homes and other…

 

Service for biometric data transfer to centralized Russian system launched and self-enrollment planned

Rostelecom’s cloud-based Unified Biometrics System (UBS) will soon be adopted by 50 Russian banks, NIA Nizhny Novgorod reports. The UBS…

 

Infinity Optics launches white paper to explain biometric hash technology and privacy protection

Infinity Optics has published a white paper to explain the intricacies of its QuantumCrypt biometric hash technology, including how it…

 

Law firms weigh in on privacy rules for biometrics for online work and school, temperature screening

While school and business interactions have flooded the internet as societies adjust to the COVID-19 pandemic, regulations protecting biometric data…

 

Privacy as a human right gets lip service. A report shows a different path

A report out of Harvard University warns that global society naively seems to expect artificial intelligence to grow benignly, on…

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