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Non-EU nationals to undergo voluntary biometric screening at EU borders

US citizens and other non-EU nationals entering Europe will soon be asked to participate in facial, iris and fingerprint recognition…

 

FANCI project for multimodal human-machine technologies receives grant from EU

Face and body Analysis Natural Computer Interaction (FANCI), a joint project focused on developing multimodal human-machine technologies, has received funding…

 

Ukraine begins issuing biometric passports with plans to issue 2.5 million every year

Ukraine began issuing biometric passports this week, as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk unveiled plans to issue 2.5 million passports every…

 

Vision-Box deploys ABC eGates at two Bulgarian international airports

Vision-Box announced it has deployed its latest generation of Automated Border Control eGates at Bulgaria’s Varna and Burgas International Airports…

 

European Commission adopts new Smart Borders initiative for frequent EU travelers

The European Commission has adopted a new initiative which outlines the options for using new technologies to make it easier…

 

Former Italian Foreign Minister says EU in need of biometrics to monitor migration

EU member states must begin implementing stronger policies to ensure that “foreign fighters” and refugees are carefully monitored to ensure…

 

European Home Affairs Commissioner applauds Ukraine visa liberalizations talks

The European Commissioner for Home Affairs, Cecilia Malmström has issued a statement applauding visa liberalization dialogues in the Ukraine, which includes…

 

TABULA RASA consortium gets EU funding to research biometric spoofing

The TABULA RASA consortium has just launched with EU funding, and aims to address issues of spoofing attacks on biometric…

 

EU Court of Justice rejects challenge to biometric passports

A German man has challenged the inclusion of fingerprints in his passport, but the European Union’s highest court has rejected…

 

European Data Protection Supervisor questions biometric entry/exit system proposal

The European Data Protection Supervisor has just published a scathing response to a proposed biometrics entry and exit system for travellers…

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