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Biometric Update regularly authors articles about Europe. The following list of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news concerning Europe. Additional tags may be perused by accessing our entire Biometrics Topics list.


Ada Lovelace analysis suggests EU AI Act could curtail biometrics regulation

A ban on facial recognition by the EU AI Act could actually reduce protections against biometrics surveillance afforded by existing national…


More automatic forensic biometric data sharing proposed for privacy-focused Europe

In another example of how sentiment about privacy is complex if not chaotic at the moment, European politicians are considering…


Idex partners with G+D JV to commercialize biometric payment cards in Eastern Europe

Idex Biometrics  and E-Kart, a joint venture with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) and Eczacıbaşı Holding, partner up to deliver biometric smart cards across…


Businesses feel biometric data bonanza slipping through their fingers

U.S. businesses, their associations and their attorneys are coming out in the open to challenge biometric privacy laws and regulations….


EU digital wallet: the race is on for pilot funding, tech supremacy, hearts and minds

eIDAS 2.0 is fast approaching. By September 2023, European Union citizens will have the right to download and populate a digital…


European Central Bank explores payment preferences, including biometrics

The European Central Bank (ECB) has published the findings of the report it commissioned on citizens’ payment habits and their…


AI regulation is evolving differently on each side of the North Atlantic

Both houses of the U.S. Congress now have significant legislation designed specifically to rein in AI created by contractors for…


Austria awards Secunet €15M border biometric entry/exit system contract

The German security and biometrics firm Secunet has been awarded a €14.6 million (US$16.2 million) contract by Austria’s Federal Ministry…


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…


Global movement coalescing around age verification and its role in online safety

Europe, the UK and Australia are embarking on further mechanisms to improve online safety for all, with a focus on…

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