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Face biometrics dropped by Verkada in 4 US locales as data protection gains momentum

Legal restrictions on the use of facial recognition have prompted security camera vendor Verkada to shut down the capability in…

 

Regulator accused of inaction as Namibian telco unlawfully collects biometrics

There are concerns in Namibia that the country’s largest mobile communications company, MTC, has been collecting the fingerprint and face…

 

South Korea privacy watchdog warns against public facial recognition deployments

The National Human Rights Commission of Korea (NHRCK) warned earlier today against the country’s plans to deploy facial recognition for…

 

US state representative hints at another run at digital IDs

A party caucus chair in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania has signaled to the state’s lower house members that he…

 

NGOs critical of biometrics technology excluded from process to draft EU AI treaty

Some civil society organizations which have vocally opposed the use of biometrics technologies such as facial recognition say they have…

 

Jail time for UK tech bosses if they fail to keep children safe online

The UK’s Online Safety Bill evades defeat in its third reading in Parliament after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak surrenders to…

 

Australia awards Fujitsu $26M contract for ID matching, considers face biometrics database

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has awarded Fujitsu Australia an AU$37.6 million (roughly US$26.2 million) contract to handle the…

 

Maryland and Mississippi lawmakers consider biometric data protection bills

Maryland’s state legislature has introduced a biometric data privacy act, in one of several moves at the state level towards…

 

Kenya mulls digital ID scheme changes and new uses for controversial Huduma Namba

The new administration in Kenya is considering plans to revamp the national digital identity project, as the Huduma Namba scheme…

 

Employees saying no to biometric timekeepers

Consumers might be the biggest class of people suffering the loss of control of their biometric data to governments and…

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