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India extends deadline for facial biometrics bids as systems around the world seek clarity

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has extended the deadline for bids on participation in its centralized automatic facial recognition…

 

Global restrictions on facial recognition speed up development of new biometric surveillance tech

The high number of concerns and controversies around government use of facial recognition technology in surveillance and lack of proper…

 

Morocco places moratorium on facial recognition, California limits police use

Morocco has placed the regulation of biometric facial recognition in the country in the hands of the National Commission for…

 

Facial recognition at music festivals targeted, California police ban softens and school district pauses

Fight for the Future has taken its stand against facial recognition to the musical festival circuit, calling on fans and…

 

BIO-key adds another national police organization to client roster

BIO-key announced today that a South American National Police Force has purchased and is deploying BIO-key’s enterprise multi-factor biometric authentication…

 

Majority of U.S. adults support police facial biometrics use but opponents call for bans

A majority of U.S. adults trust law enforcement agencies to use biometric facial recognition responsibly, but significantly fewer people are…

 

Amazon trialing biometric hand geometry payment, Ring may be developing facial recognition

Ring Ukraine is developing facial recognition technology, although the Amazon-owned Ring does not currently use it, BuzzFeed News reports. The…

 

South Wales police win facial recognition legal challenge as King’s Cross plans halted

The use of biometric facial recognition by South Wales police interferes with the privacy rights of those scanned, but is…

 

Forced biometric unlock of suspect device blocked by another California judge

Using a biometric such as fingerprint recognition to unlock an electronic device is “inherently testimonial,” and as such is protected…

 

NYPD accused of violating best practices and law with DNA and facial biometrics databases

The NYPD is building a biometric DNA database without informing people of their inclusion, and is allegedly adding mugshots which…

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