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Facial recognition surveillance worldwide: Mexico steps forward, Israel and EU step back and the US to the side

One of the leads for amending the European Parliament’s Artificial Intelligence Act intends to tighten biometric surveillance in the bloc…

 

Increased interoperability of EU biometric databases may be impacting human rights

A new report in the European Journal of Law and Technology highlights a series of human rights concerns about the EU’s…

 

Digital health passes worldwide: progress, setbacks and still a void in the US

Authorities around the world are rushing to provide ways their citizens can prove their COVID-19 status both at home and…

 

Partnerships address EU border biometrics challenges with $216M deal, research project

A consortium including Unisys has been selected to provide biometric authentication at EU borders, while the EAB has joined a…

 

The gamification of biometric surveillance (Not as fun as it sounds)

If everything can be gamified, then life battling blanket facial recognition should be a hoot, though on second thought, “a…

 

Belgian lawmakers get a year to make their biometrics rules jibe with GDPR

An independent Belgian regulator charged with ensuring compliance with personal data protection policies wants citizen feedback on proposed tighter biometrics…

 

EU calls for biometric-focused innovation to combat organized crime and border security

The European Commission has published a call for several biometrics-focused proposals within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, to support European…

 

Many Germans wary of biometrics on ID cards

Deutsche Welle reports on the concerns of privacy advocates in Germany about the inclusion of fingerprint biometrics in the chip of…

 

FaceTec prevails in ‘Zoom’ trademark case

The EU General Court has ruled that FaceTec’s ‘Zoom’ trademark for face biometric liveness detection software does not infringe upon…

 

Get out the sewing kit. More piecemeal ideas for regulating AI are in the works

Patchwork regulation of face biometrics by governments — including a proposed mild set of rules in China’s oldest special economic…

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