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Lacking or weak biometric data policies concern authorities and advocates in Europe, Australia

Concerns about the privacy and security of biometric data have prompted consultations between the European Commission and regional data protection…

 

Malaysia to add biometric data to all identity documents

Malaysia’s National Registration Department (JPN) will add biometric information to identity documents including birth, marriage, adoption and citizenship certificates to…

 

CBP begins assessing collection of DNA samples from persons in custody

Effective this week, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began collecting DNA from any person in CBP custody who is subject…

 

Half of Brits OK with police using DNA supplied for ancestry analysis for crime investigations

More than half of British adults (55%) believe DNA databases collected by private companies to analyze ancestry should be used…

 

Rapid DNA awaits scientific endorsement for use in sex assault investigations

The rape of a homeless woman in Kentucky was solved faster than anticipated thanks to Rapid DNA biometrics, an instrument…

 

U.S. Navy bans TikTok, Pentagon fears DNA home kits jeopardize national security

Privacy and national security concerns have led the U.S. Navy to ban the use of social media app TikTok on…

 

Iris recognition edges fingerprint, face and palm biometrics for most willing use by UK consumers

Biometric iris or retina recognition is the modality with the highest number of people in the UK willing to use…

 

Genetics specialist calls for crack down on DNA databases and biometric companies enabling repression

A call to crack down on companies selling DNA-profiling technologies to customers performing human rights abuses has been made in…

 

Biometric data standards in 50 countries ranked with China and U.S. near bottom

Comparitech has published a ranking of 50 countries in the world according to their biometric data collection and usage practices,…

 

Biometrics checks expand at Southwest U.S. border and Seattle Port as EFF seeks data collection info

Biometric facial recognition has been introduced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the El Paso Port of Entry…

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