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Lawmakers call for new restrictions on U.S. federal agency access to state biometric data

Several U.S. lawmakers are calling for regulations to govern the use of state databases for biometric facial recognition searches by…

 

Stakeholders split on London police use of public facial recognition as study shows 4 in 5 false positives

The Chair of the Metropolitan Police staff association Ken March has called China’s use of public surveillance with biometric facial…

 

NIST releases draft AI standards plan

The National Institute of Science and Technology has released a draft of its plan for developing federal artificial intelligence standards,…

 

Scotland parliamentary committee considers Biometrics Commissioner role details

The Justice Committee of Scotland’s Parliament is seeking input as it considers the scope and enforcement powers of the proposed…

 

Axon pledges not to add facial biometrics to body cameras on Ethics Board recommendation

Police body camera maker Axon has decided not to commercialize biometric face matching products on its body cameras, on the…

 

Iflexion examines ‘cautious adoption curve’ of facial recognition in blog post

Biometric facial recognition adoption is increasing, but impacted by multiple privacy concerns across different application areas, according to an extensive…

 

ID4Africa 2019: Disruption to consensus

The digital ID market in Africa is maturing rapidly. One of the most frequently occurring themes from the conference was…

 

Yoti introduces Guardian Council to maintain trust handling biometrics and personal information

Consumers are becoming less trusting of major technology companies, according to Yoti and as a company interacting with biometrics and…

 

Digital rights declaration signed by Sydney could limit public facial recognition

Sydney has signed the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights declaration, ZDNet reports, which could have significant ramifications for the deployment…

 

Ethics panel sets criteria for London police use of live facial recognition as Dubai city plan criticized

The London Policing Ethics Panel examining the use of biometric real-time facial recognition has concluded that if police can prove…

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