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Biometric Update regularly releases news about New Zealand. The following set of links is available to assist you with finding biometrics news about New Zealand. More topics may be perused by accessing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.

 

Facial recognition trials initiated to fight crime at NZ grocery stores

A grocery cooperative in New Zealand is testing facial recognition tools in several stores as a way to combat a…

 

New Zealand’s quarantine program switches on Jnctn digital ID wallet

The New Zealand government is replacing manual recordkeeping used during the pandemic with a digital ID wallet app to track…

 

Kiwi ministries pass on digital IDs despite rumors

New Zealand‘s Department of Internal Affairs is claiming strong demand for its new Identity Check verification system among citizens, but…

 

NZ privacy advocates: Laws need revamp to reflect biometric surveillance realities

An Aotearoa New Zealand privacy advocacy group thinks that nation’s approach to privacy and biometrics must be more nuanced than…

 

NZ police delete unlawfully taken photos, but biometric privacy concerns remain

New Zealand police said they have deleted 11,000 photo files after an official inquiry earlier this month calling for their…

 

New Zealand plans to introduce mDLs, eventually

New Zealand’s land transport management agency Waka Kotahi says it is working to introduce a mobile driver’s license (mDL) which…

 

NZ police illegally collecting biometric data from Māori, new investigation suggests

New Zealand police forces are unlawfully taking, storing, and using people’s private biometric information according to a joint investigation by…

 

New Zealand’s biometric regs were fine last year, now need a new look

Aotearoa New Zealand privacy regulator is preparing a series of public forums, or consultations, to learn how citizens want leaders…

 

Hikvision security camera deployments come under scrutiny in New Zealand

The use of Hikvision security cameras is being reviewed by some organizations in New Zealand, following the UK recently rolling…

 

Māori say New Zealand govt ignoring them on digital ID work

One of the fundamental rules of face biometrics is to be inclusive, but that advice allegedly was ignored in New…

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