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Regulation and government support drive market optimism this week in biometrics and digital ID news

Government action, and in particular industry benefit from or support for new government regulation was a surprising theme in the…

 

Megvii pushes ahead with IPO plans as biometrics market grapples with ban fallout

The potential blockbuster initial public offering of biometric facial recognition unicorn Megvii is still being planned for early November, despite…

 

Berkeley bans facial recognition use by local government

The City Council of Berkeley, California has banned all use of biometric facial recognition technology by government agencies, Gizmodo reports,…

 

Biometrics to step in when CCPA kills the password, ImageWare exec says

The California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) goes into effect on January 1, 2020, and brings a set of data privacy…

 

Digitization, decentralization and regulation top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

The most read stories this week on Biometric Update have a French theme, as a digital ID system using facial…

 

Amazon calls for federal regulation of facial recognition and national data protection law

“Governments should work quickly to put in place a regulatory framework for facial recognition technology,” according to one of a…

 

California bans facial recognition on police body cameras as Massachusetts urged not to follow

California’s three-year ban on police using biometric facial recognition with body cameras has been signed into law by Governor Gavin…

 

Croatian government introduces biometrics bill to support EES interoperability

The government of Croatia has put forward legislation to provide the framework for new biometrics collection processes to ensure border…

 

Designing a defense: strategies for defending against an Illinois biometric class action

This is a guest post by Ana Tagvoryan, Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and David J. Oberly, attorneys at Blank Rome LLP….

 

Biometrics are in and anonymity out so fight for democratic rights, FedID keynote argues

Civil libertarians should not fear facial recognition and other biometrics, but the technologies must be correctly regulated to prevent negative…

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