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Africa’s nascent data protection community members share their vision

Members from the first in-person gathering of what could become a pan-African data protection council, and the first time focusing…

 

Opportunities and risks of biometrics and digital identity in focus on day 2 of ID4Africa 2019

The second day of ID4Africa 2019 featured 16 informational tracks delving into a range of issues related to this year’s…

 

Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

ID4Africa 2019 promises debate on biometric data and ID issues as market matures

The maturity of Africa’s digital identity ecosystem has led to new debates on crucial identity topics at ID4Africa 2019, ID4Africa…

 

U.S. House Democrats urge pause on expansion of Biometric Exit facial recognition use

A letter has been sent to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by 20 House Democrats expressing concerns about the…

 

Digital rights declaration signed by Sydney could limit public facial recognition

Sydney has signed the Cities Coalition for Digital Rights declaration, ZDNet reports, which could have significant ramifications for the deployment…

 

Nassau adding facial recognition and LPR capabilities to CCTV program

Bahamian ICT solution provider Proficient Business Services has been selected to deploy a $5.9M expansion of the CCTV surveillance program…

 

Facebook argues for biometric privacy class action suit to be thrown out

Facebook is attempting to quash a class action suite by arguing in an appeals court that the decision of the…

 

NY Police Chief argues facial recognition improves safety without infringing rights

Policing has changed a significantly over the past few decades, and biometric facial recognition has become a highly valuable tool…

 

Biometric facial recognition deployments and regulations both advance

Finnish Police and Customs have been granted permission to use automatic facial biometric technology, with the approval of a new…

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