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Maryland Governor wants tougher gun controls, looks to fingerprint database

Martin O’Malley, the Democratic Governor of Maryland is set to introduce a package of proposals in an effort to curb…

 

Precise Biometrics’ Tactivo selected by OpenPeak to enhance app wrapping technology

Precise Biometrics’ popular Tactivo reader for mobile devices has been selected as part of OpenPeak’s evolving Advanced Device and Application Management (ADAM)…

 

IAPR International Conference on Biometrics Announces Keynotes

The 6th IAPR International Conference on Biometrics (ICB-2013) takes place June 4-7, 2013 in Madrid, Spain and has announced its…

 

Schools in England to be banned from collecting pupil biometrics without parental consent

Schools in England will be banned from collecting students’ biometric data without parental consent starting in September 2013, according to…

 

Engineering school in Andhra becomes first state-run school to install biometric attendance system in the Indian state

Becoming the first state-run educational institution in the state of Andhra to install a biometric attendance system on its campus,…

 

Biometrics Institute warns of threat to privacy in widening access to National Pupil Database

Earlier this month, the Biometrics Institute, an independent international body representing biometrics users, academia and the industry have called for…

 

Big Data allows governments to spy on citizens with impunity

Governments in North America will increase their use of “Big Data” technologies to spy on their citizens. A recent report…

 

Iowa looks to digitize sex offender mug shots, arm sheriff’s departments with facial recognition

The Iowa Department of Public Safety is about to equip every Iowa sheriff’s department with an electronic signature pad, laptop…

 

Changes to Australia’s privacy law remove ban on biometric data for crime-fighting

Under changes to Australia’s privacy law, facial scans taken for passports, drivers’ licenses, or nightclub entry can now be kept…

 

Newcastle University students vote against biometrics to track course attendance

Voting 1,206 to 320, students at Newcastle University have rejected biometric measures proposed to monitor course attendance on the school…

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