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Irish Minister faces questions about government use of facial imaging software in card issuance program

Ireland’s Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Regina Doherty has responded to questions in parliament about the use of…

 

Facial recognition is at summer camp and being offered free to schools

Streaming media company RealNetworks has developed a facial recognition tool dubbed “SAFR”, which it provides to school administrators free of…

 

Legal challenge over police use of facial recognition in Wales moves forward

South Wales police will not block a legal challenge raised by Cardiff man Ed Bridges regarding its use of facial…

 

Veridium brings biometric authentication to the Sovrin Network for self-sovereign identity

Veridium has joined the Sovrin Foundation as a founding Steward, and will collaborate with other Stewards to create, operate, and…

 

Facebook faces allegations of privacy violations and manipulating consent for facial recognition

Facebook is facing criticism for its reintroduction of facial recognition for the platform’s European users earlier this year, The New…

 

Privacy groups urge Illinois Supreme Court to rule for plaintiff definition of harm in BIPA suit

A coalition of privacy advocacy groups have filed an amici curiae brief urging the Illinois Supreme Court to rule that…

 

New system could soon send alerts from surveillance cameras to smartphones

Government agencies may soon be able to send people personalized messages from public security cameras with a system developed by…

 

U.S. judge rules federal investigators can use suspect biometrics to unlock devices

A U.S. District Court judge has ruled that federal investigators can use a suspect’s biometric features to unlock electronic devices,…

 

New California privacy law restricts sharing of biometrics and other personal data

California legislators have headed off tough proposed privacy legislation by unanimously passing the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 9…

 

UK Home Office Biometrics Strategy draws further criticism for lack of oversight recommendations

The UK Home Office’s Biometrics Strategy continues to draw criticism for its proposed expansion of the technology’s use, without corresponding…

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