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Northern Ireland holding public consultation into police DNA and fingerprint biometrics retention

A public consultation into the retention of DNA and fingerprint biometrics has been launched by Northern Ireland Justice Minister Naomi…

 

Lacking or weak biometric data policies concern authorities and advocates in Europe, Australia

Concerns about the privacy and security of biometric data have prompted consultations between the European Commission and regional data protection…

 

Surveillance cameras to reach 1 billion by 2021 as face biometrics for police, schools, retail roll out

There will be one billion surveillance cameras in operation around the world by 2021, up nearly 30 percent from 770…

 

Australia, Ireland struggle to boost interest in biometric digital identity platforms

Last week, Australian government entity the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) went through a questioning session with senators interested in a…

 

NEC facial recognition border tech for Kenya as airport biometrics rollouts continue

Airport biometrics use continues to expand rapidly all around the world, with a series of new deployments announced and detailed….

 

UN rapporteur concerned with biometrics and private data in Irish public services system

Ireland’s public services card (PSC) could become a highly detailed centralized database of intimate personal information, and a potential big…

 

DPS rolls out encrypted photo service in Ireland for online biometric passport renewals

Biometric photo ID company DPS has rolled out an encrypted photo ID technology across Ireland in partnership with the Irish…

 

Speech recognition startup Liopa closes six-figure crowd-funded seed round

Lip-reading speech recognition startup Liopa has closed a successful seed funding round, raising two and a half times its target…

 

B-Secur raises £4M to expand, further develop its ECG biometric technology

ECG biometrics company B-Secur has raised £4 million (US$5.3M) in funding as the Ireland-based company looks to expand internationally, The…

 

Majority of Irish businesses see biometrics as answer to password problems

Biometric verification would be welcomed by 62 percent of employees in Ireland, where poor security habits in both the public…

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