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Taiwan digital ID delayed until privacy regulation passes

Taiwan’s government has pulled out of a NT$4.8 billion (roughly US$171 million) digital identity (eID) card trial in Hsinchu City,…

 

Facial recognition and other biometrics targeted in data privacy legislation, but what will feds do?

Data privacy legislation is advancing in the U.S., though somewhat unpredictably, with different ramifications for biometrics vendors in different states….

 

Blanket bans on face biometrics use by private sector unhelpful, digital privacy group argues

Robust regulation can ensure private sector use of facial recognition that balances people’s freedom to use biometric technology for phone…

 

Walmart reaches $10M settlement in biometric privacy suit brought by employees

U.S. mega-retail chain Walmart is set to pay $10 million to as many as 21,677 current and former Illinois store…

 

Data protection in Nigeria – enforcement in post COVID-19 digital economy

Guest post by Yemi Adeniran, Managing Partner at Digiterhub Data protection is the process of safeguarding information from threats, destruction,…

 

Clearview AI biometric data privacy suit sent back to state court

A biometric data privacy lawsuit against Clearview AI will head back to state court after the Seventh Circuit Court of…

 

Open letter urges strong regulation on AI and biometrics by European Commission

European Digital Rights (EDRi), an association of civil and human rights organizations, along with 61 other civil society organizations is…

 

Grounds for lawsuits based on biometric data retention in Illinois clarified by Appeals Court

A ruling by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has clarified the criteria for standing according to Article III…

 

Time to comply with the nation’s newest biometric privacy law: Portland’s private sector facial recognition ban

By David J. Oberly, attorney at Blank Rome, LLP. In a landmark move, the city of Portland, Oregon recently enacted a…

 

Bill to limit police biometrics use tabled in New York state as legislators struggle with facial recognition

A state legislator in New York has introduced a curious bill to prohibit arrests on the sole basis of “facial…

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