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Biometric Update regularly publishes posts about Europe. The following list of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news concerning Europe. Additional topics may be explored by accessing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

EU border biometric checks in UK likely to be delayed

The EU’s Entry/Exit System (EES) will start operating on May 1, with all non-EU nationality visitors requiring a face and…

 

RecFaces, Alcatraz each expanding presence to reach international face biometrics markets

Face biometric solution provider RecFaces says it is establishing as an independent company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in a…

 

Czech Republic readies for EU biometric entry/exit with secunet kiosk trial, Frontex

As the European Union Entry/Exit System (EES) slowly approaches, with its requirement to include the biometrics of all passenger entries…

 

A US-EU data privacy order signed in Washington. It’s the EU’s turn now

Call it mending fences or acknowledging political reality, the United States last week budged on its desire for less-fettered access…

 

Liability of AI applications under scrutiny in UK, Canada

Artificial intelligence (AI) applications, particularly those focused on biometric data gathering, have recently come under another round of scrutiny both…

 

Dutch Police refine rapid forensic biometrics approach after early testing

John A.J.M. Riemen, the lead specialist, manager and custodian of the Dutch Police’s national criminal Automated Biometric Identification System, has…

 

Biometrics use by law enforcement criticized in three European countries

Europe continues to wrestle with privacy issues around the collection of sensitive biometric data by law enforcement. In France, Norway,…

 

Final demo of EU’s D4FLY spots ID fraud

European Border and Coast Guard Agency Frontex has revealed its participation in the final demonstration of the D4FLY biometric project…

 

Spain deploying biometrics at Morocco land border for EES

A new border-transit biometric system will be installed between Morocco and the Spanish autonomous city of Cueta, which tops the…

 

EDRi, Statewatch call for ban of EU-wide police facial recognition system

The European Commission’s ‘Prüm II’ legislation may amplify the risks of state overreach and biometric mass surveillance and should therefore…

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