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Regulation and safeguards for facial recognition pondered in France, China, and Jamaica

The local government of Nice, France has been trialling biometric facial recognition software after deploying more than 2,600 CCTV cameras,…

 

Jamaica’s Constitutional Court strikes down national biometric system

The Constitutional Court of Jamaica has struck down the country’s mandatory biometric National Identification and Registration Act and the National…

 

Jamaica deploying public CCTV surveillance program with facial recognition

A public-private partnership to create a national CCTV surveillance program in Jamaica for public safety and security purposes is receiving…

 

Jamaica says biometrics program will help reduce identity theft

Government spokesperson Jacqueline Lynch-Stewart said that biometric data collected under Jamaica’s National Identification System (NIDS) will assist in reducing incidents…

 

Jamaica’s senate expected to pass national ID and registration bill

Jamaica’s National Identification and Registration Act, 2017, which seeks to establish an identification system for citizens and residents, is expected…

 

Jamaica prioritizes establishment of national identification system

Debate on the National Identification and Registration Bill began last week in Jamaica’s House of Representatives with Prime Minister Andrew…

 

Jamaica to use biometric authentication to verify identity of pensioners

The Accountant General’s Department (AGD) of Jamaica is implementing biometrics as a way of identifying pensioners, according to a report…

 

Jamaican government agencies discuss using biometrics to improve border security

Jamaican government agencies gathered at the ‘Leveraging Technology for Effective Border Security’ conference, recently held at the National Police College…

 

Jamaica introducing facial recognition to passport production

Jamaica’s Passport, Immigration and Citizenship Agency (PICA) is introducing a facial recognition feature to the production of passports. PICA CEO,…

 

Jamaica to roll out national ID system by 2020

Jamaica is expected to finally conduct a complete roll-out of the National Identification System (NIDS) for Jamaicans and other residents…

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