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$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…

 

Biometric app plays key role in US migrant deportations

A lawsuit filed under the Freedom of Information Act has obtained 2,500 documents which detail U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

 

Iris biometrics and facial recognition added to Singapore immigration clearances for enhanced security

Fingerprint biometrics are being replaced with iris and face biometrics for border identification checks in Singapore, the country’s Immigration and…

 

DHS proposed biometrics collection expansion comment period ends with wave of criticism

The World Privacy Forum and the American Civil Liberties Union are among groups calling on the U.S. Department of Homeland…

 

DHS biometrics expansion proposal needs longer comment period, 100+ organizations urge

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is being asked to allow a longer comment period for its proposed biometrics expansion…

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