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UK can join EU biometric surveillance without Parliamentary scrutiny: Statewatch

The UK is able to join European Union biometric surveillance schemes such as a pan-European network of police facial recognition…


€2.8M funding for startup Mobai’s biometric data protection project

Enhanced face biometrics, presentation attack detection, face quality assessment and biometric template protection in the Scandinavian banking sector are the…


Evernym acquisition sets next chapter for self-sovereign identity in Europe

There was big news in the world of self-sovereign digital identity last week, with the announcement of Avast acquiring Evernym….


European Commission suggests adding facial recognition to EU-wide police database

The European Commission has put forward plans for EU police to work together more efficiently in order to fight criminal…


EU blankets borders with surveillance tech to deter refugees: investigation

A new investigation by The Guardian has shed light on several high-tech surveillance biometrics and deterrent systems deployed by some…


The Future of Data Protection: Effective Enforcement in the Digital World

The Future of Data Protection: Effective Enforcement in the Digital World June 16-17, 2022 Brussels, Belgium The European Data Protection…


Mass biometric surveillance in the EU: private sector opportunity or tightening restrictions?

The Council of the EU intends to simplify rules around the use of mass biometric surveillance by law enforcement and…


Incoming German gov backs EU ban on AI public facial recognition, social scoring

The coalition formed by the recent general election in Germany is to add its weight to EU proposals to ban…


Frontex completes biometric Entry Exit System pilot in Spain and Bulgaria

EU border agency Frontex has completed biometrics pilot projects for the bloc’s Entry Exit System (EES) in Spain and Bulgaria….


European Commission allots €2B of funding for AI, quantum, digital skills

The European Commission has adopted a Digital Europe Programme and allotted it €1.98 billion (US$2.25 billion) of funding as part of…

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