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Australian Senate passes biometrics collection bill

Without first putting the matter to a vote, the Australian Senate has passed new legislation to strengthen the country’s biometrics…

 

States considering biometrics capture laws may look to Illinois privacy laws

Recent class action lawsuits filed against Facebook and Shutterfly are the first to test the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act,…

 

Hong Kong’s Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data updates biometrics guidelines

Hong Kong’s Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) has updated its guidelines regarding the collection and use…

 

Privacy advocates criticize Facebook’s facial recognition policy, NTIA meetings continue

Facebook’s use of facial recognition technology is once again under criticism from privacy advocates, who have argued that the technology…

 

Israeli cyber experts call on government to cancel planned biometric ID system

Seventy four Israeli cyber experts have requested Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, cabinet ministers and Knesset members to immediately cease plans…

 

Australian government biometrics bill met with opposition in parliament

A new bill introduced by the Coalition aiming to make it mandatory for citizen to provide their biometric data at…

 

Australian senators call for stricter biometric data storage guidelines

Labor members of Australia’s Senate Standing Committees on Legal and Constitutional Affairs have released a report that details a number…

 

UK government seeks stronger legislation on use of foreign criminals’ biometric data

The UK government is aiming to expand the types of cases in which law enforcement can request access to biometric…

 

Massachusetts considers biometrics, fingerprinting to reduce fraud in public benefit programs

A new budget amendment passed by the House proposes that the Massachusetts State’s welfare office be required to study the…

 

Biometrics Institute warns Australian government about collecting biometrics from children

The Biometrics Institute has issued a warning to the Australian government that they must take extra precaution when using children’s…

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