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Biometric Update regularly writes articles about surveillance. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news concerning surveillance. More topics may be explored by reviewing our entire Biometrics Topics list.

 

Grants to investigate digital ID issues, COVID surveillance tech launched

The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP), in alliance with two of its partners (Paradigm Initiative and Omidyar Network), has unveiled a…

 

A UK regulator and former Chinese prisoner speak out on autocratic biometric surveillance

Days after the United Kingdom’s biometrics surveillance regulator asked a Chinese camera maker to publicly clarify its participation in the…

 

Hand-wringing about AI spreads to government and big business

A UK justice committee has reacted with alarm at the lack of awareness, control and oversight of AI technologies including…

 

Protecting rights and regions using border biometrics

Making international borders more secure can be done while protecting the human rights of people crossing those borders, according to…

 

EU lawmaker highlights law enforcement benefits of AI applications, face biometrics

European Parliament lawmaker Svenja Hahn called for the establishment of a “positive approach” to rules for artificial intelligence applications, including…

 

Public-private partnerships showcased in airport biometrics adoption

Digital identity projects for national ID and border control are being initiated or advanced by governments around the world, creating…

 

Police in NYC, South Wales, Dubai deploy more facial recognition, with public support in US

A new survey by Pew Research shows 46 percent of U.S. adults think the “widespread use of facial recognition technology…

 

Security agencies granted access to Nigeria’s biometric database; Buhari faces lawsuit

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), a nonprofit advocacy group, has filed a lawsuit against Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari…

 

Identifying ethnicity problematic so scientists write ‘race recognition’ code

An unusually diverse team of researchers say they have created the better human race recognition system. There has been some…

 

Critics of facial recognition out-lobbying well-known vendors

A research group picking through U.S. lobbying activity about facial recognition shows fairly modest spending by most organizations last year,…

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