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US and EU lack of protections on use of border biometrics, reports allege

As the European Union continues to make progress on its projects for digital ID, online protection and governance of AI,…


Age verification and digital wallets for minors: EU launches strategy for online child safety

The European Union has devised a new strategy to help protect its children online as more protective technologies become available…


Privacy advocates urge EU to prohibit ‘biometric mass surveillance’ with AI Act

European Digital Rights (EDRi) and 52 other organizations have written to the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to call…


Belgium approves biometric database for migrants as part of EU Entry/Exit System requirement

In efforts to comply with the European Union’s Entry/Exit System (EES) which is expected to go fully operational by the…


Feedback for EU digital wallets as Switzerland explores digital ID ecosystem

The EU is continuing to progress towards its goal of not just digital ID but a digital wallet for all…


Ireland to share face biometrics with EU to tackle crime on wider scale

Ireland will share the face biometrics of suspects and convicted criminals with other European Union countries, the Irish Examiner reports….


Trek to widespread digital IDs continues but Women in Identity warns it might be long

It is always best, when speaking to comrades in arms, to play up the achievability of a daunting task, but…


eIDAS certification for iProov biometrics module means pre-approved tool for digital services

iProov’s biometric verification and authentication services module has received the highest assurance level of the European Union’s eIDAS certification after…


EU lawmaker highlights law enforcement benefits of AI applications, face biometrics

European Parliament lawmaker Svenja Hahn called for the establishment of a “positive approach” to rules for artificial intelligence applications, including…


Statewatch warns of worsening ethnic profiling risk in EU as identity systems expand

Monitoring organization Statewatch warns that new biometric identity controls used by police and immigration authorities in the European Union could…

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