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Privacy groups call on Amazon to stop marketing facial recognition technology to police

Privacy activists including the American Civil Liberties Union are asking Amazon to stop marketing its Rekognition technology to police, out…

 

Police body camera maker Axon weighs implementation of real-time facial recognition

Real-time face recognition could soon be coming to law enforcement body cameras, as Axon, the largest supplier of the devices…

 

UK Information Commissioner warns public use of facial recognition technology could spur legal action

UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham has warned that she will consider legal action against users of facial recognition technology, including…

 

Australian Capital Territory says proposed facial recognition legislation exceeds agreement

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has joined Victoria in claiming that the facial recognition system proposed by the country’s federal…

 

NPR explores U.S. law enforcement interest in real-time facial recognition

With improvements in facial recognition technology delivering the promise of real-time identification, and a lack of legislative guidance on its…

 

Report says Kenya needs data protection law for privacy of biometric voter registry

A lack of legal protections for the privacy of citizen’s data in Kenya leaves its biometric electoral registry open to…

 

National ID system will bring Philippines significant savings

According to the Philippine National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Lisa Bersales, the soon-to-be executed national identification system will result…

 

Proposed Australian facial recognition system faces criticism over mission creep, vague limitations

Critics of the Australian government’s proposed facial recognition legislation have suggested limitations to the law, such as warrants and a…

 

Blockpass and Edinburgh Napier University to open blockchain research lab

Hong Kong-based “regtech” provider Blockpass and Edinburgh Napier University have announced a partnership to build the Blockpass Identity Lab, which…

 

Questions regarding use of biometrics in AI raised during federally sponsored forum

Concerns about privacy, including ways in which biometrics used in artificial intelligence (AI) could be used by law-enforcement agencies to…

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