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India to add privacy protection to Aadhaar

The Indian government introduced legislation this past week that will add a privacy protection framework to Aadhaar. Aadhaar, recognized as…

 

Businesses oppose WA state bill to protect consumers’ biometric data

Businesses are opposing proposed legislation in Washington state that would ban commercial interests from collecting and selling personal biometric information…

 

Bill to protect consumers’ biometric data clears Washington state House

The Washington state House has once again approved a bill by Rep. Jeff Morris to protect consumers’ biometric data. The…

 

Obama calls for research into smart gun technology to reduce gun violence

The Obama administration announced Tuesday a series of commonsense executive actions designed to reduce gun violence in the United States,…

 

FBI praises proposed law that allows use of Rapid DNA

FBI Director James Comey met with members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee last week to discuss the FBI’s programs…

 

The risk of centralized storage for biometric data

This is a guest post by Don Waugh, Co-CEO of Applied Recognition. In June 2015, the United States Office of…

 

New Jersey Senator proposes revamp of smart gun law

Opponents of New Jersey’s 13-year-old smart gun law and its author, Sen. Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen), have agreed that the law…

 

UK government grants one-year extension for biometric data retention law review

In a legislation document issued on Tuesday, the UK government announced it has extended the timeframe for a review into…

 

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,…

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