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Biometric Update regularly releases articles about ethics. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning ethics. Additional tags may be perused by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Identifying ethnicity problematic so scientists write ‘race recognition’ code

An unusually diverse team of researchers say they have created the better human race recognition system. There has been some…

 

ACM public briefing emphasizes facial recognition risks, SIA argues for responsible policy

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) provides a ‘TechBrief’ on facial recognition meant to inform public dialogue, and warning that systems…

 

IBIA weighs in on biometrics use in answer to US government request

The International Biometrics and Identity Association (IBIA) has laid out the industry perspective on a response to the Request for…

 

NGOs sound alarm over facial recognition systems’ lack of transparency in Latin America

The Al Sur NGO consortium has published a new report calling facial recognition implementation by some Latin American governments ‘perverse.’…

 

Telpo joins Chinese facial recognition best practices group

Telpo announced it joined a Chinese industry body that promotes biometric privacy protections, safety, and best practices with facial recognition….

 

Primer on the multiple Covid roles for biometrics – it’s not just for tracing anymore

Just as the Covid pandemic encompasses much more than people getting sick, identity biometrics can have scores of positive and…

 

Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab announces project funding, including biometrics and digital ID

The Notre Dame-IBM Tech Ethics Lab has announced 26 projects recommended for funding, including those with a biometrics and digital…

 

Tech5 commits to ‘consent-based’ images for facial recognition algorithm training databases

Geneva-based digital identity management firm Tech5 is committing itself to the “conscious choice” to keep investing in using images gathered…

 

Industry, civil society weigh in on biometrics policy in letters to White House

Stakeholders and advocates are chiming in with responses to a U.S. government request for information on public and private sector uses…

 

Sampson talks ethics with Facewatch as biometric privacy concerns resurface

UK grocer Southern Co-op has expanded its use of live facial recognition (LFR) to 35 of its stores, The Daily…

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