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Armenian government in Smart City talks with Huawei amidst concern over civil rights

The Armenian government is in discussions with Huawei to move forward with an agreement to provide smart city technology that…

 

U.S. House committee considers hearings on facial recognition

The U.S. House Oversight and Reform Committee is weighing whether to hold hearings on facial recognition, BuzzFeed News reports. Chairman…

 

Dueling Washington State facial recognition bills spark regulation debate

Microsoft is lobbying against a bill with bipartisan support in the Washington State legislature that would ban the use of…

 

Law firm rolls out BIPA sub-practice to focus on Illinois’ biometric privacy law claims

Lewis Brisbois has formed a new BIPA sub-practice within its Labor and Employment Practice that will focus on claims relating…

 

Site using facial recognition to match photos from Russian social media network sued

A new website enabling users to search the image database of Russian social media site VKontakte with facial biometrics has…

 

UK oversight bodies probe government data set ethics and biometric strategy

The UK government’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) has been tasked with providing independent oversight of the Home Office’s…

 

Municipal police dept in New Jersey to deploy license plate readers with facial recognition

The police department in Millville, New Jersey is getting set to roll out seven new Vigilant Solutions‘ vehicle license plate…

 

Security researcher finds facial recognition company left database exposed online without authentication

Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers with the GDI Foundation discovered this week that a Chinese facial recognition company left its…

 

Biometric data protection bill introduced in Massachusetts

In late January four Massachusetts state senators introduced a bill that would require companies to refrain from collecting personal and…

 

Academics blast “legal vacuum” around facial biometrics use by British police

The use of facial recognition by police in Britain are a costly use of public funds that should be subject…

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