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EU border control aid and connections to biometrics contractors alarm Privacy International

A relatively low-profile biometrics provider is receiving funds supplied as aid by the EU to help build ‘mass biometric systems’…

 

Transparency for public-private biometric deals? Not in the UK, at least

If every biometrics-gathering partnership between government and businesses was fully transparent, the idea of never ending, large scale facial recognition…

 

Challenging biometrics use in 4 not-at-all-easy steps

Acknowledging history is running against anyone opposing national biometric identity systems, a partisan privacy nonprofit has published a sizable guide…

 

Home Office signs £7M deal with IBM to build controversial biometric database

UK’s Home Office has signed a £7 million (US $9.2 million) contract with IBM to work with law enforcement in…

 

Biometric digital health credentials for NHL and London theatre, Privacy International warns of risks

As biometrics and other digital identity technologies are deployed to enable big league sports to resume operations, National Hockey League…

 

Biometrics in counter-terrorism report raises human rights, ethical issues

A new report on extreme surveillance and biometric data collection in the process of countering terrorism, and how human rights…

 

UK extends Gov.uk Verify funding, accused of risking asylum-seekers’ health with biometrics collection

Gov.uk Verify, U.K.’s digital identity system, will continue to receive funding, the Treasury decided, due to an increase in Universal…

 

Law enforcement increasingly using cloud extraction tech to collect social media and application data: report

Law enforcement agencies are increasingly using extraction technology to access data saved to the cloud, according to Privacy International citing…

 

Privacy International calls for new UN guidelines for biometrics in counter-terrorism

Privacy International is calling for new guidelines on biometrics from the UN to protect human rights in a new briefing…

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