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EAB talk probes balance between border biometrics benefits and rights risks

Achieving a balance between the benefits of biometrics in border processes and the risk that they may cause harm to…

 

Microsoft rights review of public contracts to include surveillance technology

Microsoft has agreed to a shareholder proposal to have about 16 of its current contracts with the U.S. government, law…

 

Canada issues tender notice to improve face biometrics for immigration applications

The Government of Canada has issued a tender notice inviting industry engagement to improve its biometric immigration system. The document…

 

Increased interoperability of EU biometric databases may be impacting human rights

A new report in the European Journal of Law and Technology highlights a series of human rights concerns about the EU’s…

 

$46M for an ICE biometric database is too rich for US Representatives

Democratic members of a powerful U.S. House committee voted Wednesday to more than halve President Joe Biden’s request for a…

 

Canada launches tender to upgrade immigration biometrics system

The Government of Canada has posted a tender notice for a biometric immigration system, inviting industry engagement and feedback on…

 

French biometric system leading to detention of unaccompanied minors – report

Concern is growing among aid groups in France over the increasing use of a national biometric identification system which is…

 

Senegal’s biometric database easing deportation of its nationals from EU territory

A national biometric database system in Senegal is now helping European Union (EU) member states to effect forced removals of…

 

Illinois pols move face biometrics ban for undocumented immigrants

The Illinois state Senate has passed a resolution that would greatly restrict the access that immigration agencies within federal and…

 

DHS submits finalized new immigration biometrics collection rule

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has submitted its finalized new rule for biometrics collection from immigrants to the White…

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