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EU inches closer to fingerprinting child asylum seekers, US sees its own proposals

After years of debates, the European Union may finally be ready to begin collecting the biometrics of asylum seekers as…

 

Australia’s Digital ID Bill introduced with AU$145.5M earmark

Australia’s federal government has introduced the Digital ID Bill in the Senate to formally establish and provide a framework for…

 

Sweden reintroduces ID checks for border control

Sweden’s government has extended temporary identity document checks at its borders and proposed a law to make transport companies ensure…

 

Facial recognition by police could come to Ireland faster after Dublin riots

The politics of police facial recognition systems are changing in favor of deployment in Ireland after last week’s riot in…

 

Indonesia amends legislation to introduce digital ID for access to govt services

Indonesia has amended its legislation on Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) to institute digital ID for authentication and access to…

 

Vietnam makes iris biometrics a requirement in revised digital ID draft law

Iris biometrics scans will become a requirement for those enrolling in Vietnam’s digital ID scheme after the country’s legislature endorsed…

 

Switzerland presents national digital ID, adoption expected in 2026

After a private initiative to establish a digital identity was shot down by voters in 2021, Switzerland is opting for…

 

Amendments to UK data protection bill could give more power over biometrics to police

The UK government is planning to introduce changes to its data protection laws giving counter-terrorism police more power over biometric…

 

Massachusetts lawmakers propose restrictions on facial recognition technology

Massachusetts lawmakers have proposed to restrict the use of facial recognition technology by law enforcement, according to WBUR. On Tuesday,…

 

Age verification legislation sparks First Amendment battles

Lawmakers at state and federal levels are proposing age verification legislation to protect minors. Texas is once again able to…

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