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ANDE is an industry leader for mobile on-scene rapid DNA analysis for criminal investigation, border security, counter-terrorism and disaster victim…

 

NIST updates organization of Scientific Area Committees for forensics guidelines

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated the structure of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees for…

 

DHS proposed biometrics collection expansion comment period ends with wave of criticism

The World Privacy Forum and the American Civil Liberties Union are among groups calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland…

 

DHS biometrics collection proposals would add more than 2 million immigrant records each year

Details of proposed new rules for collecting and using biometrics from people for purposes related to immigration have been posted…

 

Biometrics Commissioner supports emergency extension of UK police fingerprint and DNA data retention powers

The UK Biometrics Commissioner has responded to a formal request by Counter-Terrorism Policing to extend emergency powers granted for the…

 

Washington wants full slate of biometrics from immigrants

The White House reportedly is preparing a major policy shift, forcing more immigrants and would-be immigrants to submit biometrics including…

 

China wants covid swabs. Hong Kong fears biometric spying

In a stark example of how authoritarian biometrics policies designed to enforce order can instead cause instability, Hong Kongers are…

 

Nigeria’s national biometric ID proposed to go digital, add DNA

Biometrics news in Africa was dominated by a pair of stories from West Africa’s largest nations this week. The results…

 

Biometric surveillance systems cause concerns in Russia, Thailand

A pair of Russians have filed a complaint against the mass use of facial recognition at a protest in Moscow…

 

China goes beyond face recognition to take DNA swabs of Hong Kong protesters

The Chinese government seems intent on demonstrating the darkest fears people have about biometric surveillance. Bloomberg is reporting on DNA confiscation…

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