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No facial recognition at 2024 Olympics, French privacy watchdog tells parliament

The French parliament has been urged not to consider deploying facial recognition at the 2024 Paris Summer Olympics event by…

 

Defining remote biometric identification technically and legally

For a more accurate discussion on what remote biometric identification is and current and potential laws around it, the association…

 

Germany positioned to dig heels in over EU’s AI Act, biometrics use

Germany is positioning itself more closely with the European Parliament rapporteurs’ aims for stricter protections in areas such as biometric…

 

Biometrics among pandemic data authorities are using to ramp up surveillance, says AP

Technology created to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, including facial recognition and other biometric scans, has been adopted by law…

 

Data collection during COVID-19 normalized surveillance, says civil liberties organization

The COVID-19 pandemic spread more than just viral infection, with trends in surveillance presenting new concerns about personal data risk…

 

EU slaps itself on wrist for surveillance tech transfer to Africa without rights assessment

The European Ombudsman has agreed with civil society complainants by concluding that the European Commission was “not able to demonstrate…

 

EU countries agree to common position on biometrics in AI Act

The European Union has come to an agreement on the much-discussed Artificial Intelligence (AI) Act, which would allow law enforcement…

 

Online proctoring biometrics use fails to meet Canadian legal threshold, report says

Online proctoring tools for conducting remote exams do not go far enough to ensure free, clear and individual consent from…

 

Apple patent hints at identifying people like puzzle pieces

Apple has applied for an international patent describing home surveillance software that would try to recognize a person by portions…

 

Big Brother Watch report suggests thermal screening tools in pandemic may have been unlawful

The scientific evidence to support the use of thermal screening to reduce the transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic was…

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