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Facial recognition ruled out for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics by French Ministry of Sport

France’s Ministry of Sport confirmed that the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris will not make use of facial…


Clearview denies jurisdiction of French regulator in response to €20M fine

French data regulator CNIL has fined Clearview AI 20 million euros, saying the company did not address the formal notice…


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,…


Turkey to print Hungarian, French biometric passports

Turkey’s Interior Minister, Süleyman Soylu, has disclosed that the country has reached deals with Hungary and France to print their…


French parliament approves €20M project for biometric health card

The French parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has voted for a new €20 million (roughly US$20.4 million) project 242-95 to establish a…


Ukraine gets mobile DNA biometrics lab from France to ID war dead

France’s government has donated to Ukraine a mobile DNA biometrics lab on wheels, the mobil’DNA, created by Deveryware. An announcement…


French digital ID’s cybersecurity put to the test with bug bounty program

A global cybersecurity community has announced it will launch a bug bounty program for France’s digital ID as an audit…


Mayor of Nice calls for deployment of facial recognition following Stade de France clashes

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi called for the deployment of facial recognition technologies to prevent situations similar to the…


French Senate seeks to protect against biometric surveillance – with biometric surveillance sandbox

The French Senate Law Commission has released a contradictory report into biometrics that seeks both to ensure France does not…


France announces user-controlled mobile digital identity app for use with national ID

France announces a new system for proving digital identity via a smartphone, while formally discontinuing the ill-fated Alicem app of 2019….

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