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NHS enhances app with biometric security and releases code to developers

The National Health Service in the United Kingdom has released two pieces of open source code that developers can use…

 

UK police units adopt mobile fingerprint scanners

Two Welsh police units, South Wales Police and Gwent Police, have rolled out mobile fingerprint technology to use on the…

 

UK knowingly deploys biased facial recognition passport checking system

The UK has admitted to introducing in 2016 a biometric facial recognition passport photo checker, although it was aware the…

 

Idex Biometrics granted UK patent for on-card enrollment

The UK Intellectual Property Office has awarded Norwegian fingerprint software and authentication company Idex Biometrics with a patent for on-card…

 

Gemalto fingerprint cards trialed in UK as biometrics for banking deployments continue worldwide

UK bank NatWest has begun a three-month trial of biometric fingerprint credit cards from Mastercard and Gemalto with 150 customers,…

 

Leidos partners with UK Home Office to modernize critical biometrics system

Leidos has been chosen by the UK Home Office to manage essential features in the country’s national biometrics systems used…

 

Rights groups urge Scotland to grant Biometrics Commissioner broad oversight mandate

A coalition of rights advocacy groups has called on Scotland’s government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner…

 

Onfido partners up to research identity portability in UK financial ecosystem

Onfido has teamed up with Ethereum blockchain-based digital identity platform uPort and PwC to delve into consumer identity mobility in…

 

AI policy advisor says facial recognition bans could spread to states and federal government

The trend of bans on biometric facial recognition in U.S. cities will soon spread to states, and from there to…

 

India extends deadline for facial biometrics bids as systems around the world seek clarity

India’s National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has extended the deadline for bids on participation in its centralized automatic facial recognition…

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