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U.S. House Committee in talks to restrict federal funding for facial biometrics

The U.S. House Oversight Committee is considering placing a moratorium on funding for any new or expanded use of biometric…

 

Swedish data protection authority issues first fine for biometrics use under GDPR

Sweden’s data protection authority has issued a penalty of SEK 200,000 (US$20,650) to a school which used biometric facial recognition…

 

Biometric privacy law proposal to be revived in Florida as states press ahead

A bill to impose privacy rules on corporate biometric systems, including a private right of action against companies that violate…

 

Nepal moves closer to approving biometric national ID card bill

A Nepali government committee has approved the National Identity and Civil Registration Bill, which would mandate the issuance of a…

 

ACLU calls out Amazon biometrics in fight to ban facial recognition

The American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (ACLU) has used Amazon Rekognition facial recognition to match one in five…

 

More suits allege illegal biometrics collection under BIPA as states consider action

A series of new lawsuits have been filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), and the clarification of the…

 

Facebook biometric privacy lawsuit to proceed as class action after denied appeal

Facebook has been denied a motion to prevent a suit filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act from proceeding as…

 

Australian government reintroduces bill for facial biometric services as tech’s uses expand

Australia’s government has brought the identity matching services bill back to parliament for a second attempt to set up biometric…

 

Defense arguments in biometric privacy cases uncertain as Chamber argues against private action

Only one defense used against a Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lawsuit has been successful in getting a suit dismissed,…

 

Biometrics Institute releases annual survey results and calls for balanced dialogue

The Biometrics Institute is calling for a balanced dialogue to demystify biometrics with the release of the fascinating results of…

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