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Australian government official tells parliamentary inquiry changes future-proof biometric legislation

Australia’s proposed national facial recognition service is “not intended for mass surveillance,” a government official has told a parliamentary inquiry…

 

Philippine Identification System Act has been signed into law

The Philippine Identification System Act has been signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, enshrining the new biometric “Phil-ID” as…

 

BIPA lawsuit against United quashed and new suits filed as harm criteria is clarified

A potential class action suit filed by a former employee of United Airlines under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)…

 

Critics charge Scottish Biometrics Commissioner will lack scope, enforcement power

Public interest advocates have criticized the Scottish government’s plans to create a Biometrics Commissioner, saying the position would hold less…

 

Microsoft calls for government regulation of facial recognition technology

Microsoft has joined a growing chorus of voices calling for increased regulation of facial recognition, with President Bradford L. Smith…

 

Facebook faces allegations of privacy violations and manipulating consent for facial recognition

Facebook is facing criticism for its reintroduction of facial recognition for the platform’s European users earlier this year, The New…

 

Privacy groups urge Illinois Supreme Court to rule for plaintiff definition of harm in BIPA suit

A coalition of privacy advocacy groups have filed an amici curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to rule that…

 

UK Home Office biometrics strategy underwhelms after 6 year wait

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited biometrics strategy. The 27-page document (PDF) sets out a framework for use…

 

Mandatory fingerprinting of children in South Korea faces backlash

Legislation introduced in April by a group of South Korea lawmakers to allow the government to collect and retain fingerprints…

 

Another BIPA lawsuit over biometric time and attendance system

A proposed class action has been brought by a former employee of Illinois steel maker A. Finkl & Sons Co….

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