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Industry group recommends national policies for digital ID and biometric authentication

The UK government should establish a national policy to create a fully functioning digital identity ecosystem for use in both…

 

UK oversight bodies probe government data set ethics and biometric strategy

The UK government’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) has been tasked with providing independent oversight of the Home Office’s…

 

Eurotunnel deploying biometric border technology developed by IN Groupe

Eurotunnel and IN Groupe, formerly Imprimerie Nationale, have signed a partnership agreement to deploy facial recognition technology at Eurotunnel’s terminals,…

 

Academics blast “legal vacuum” around facial biometrics use by British police

The use of facial recognition by police in Britain are a costly use of public funds that should be subject…

 

Covering your face to avoid facial recognition could result in fines in England and France

London’s Metropolitan Police have fined a man £90 (US$118) after he declined to participate in a trial of the force’s…

 

UK tax agency voice biometric database surpasses 7 million but 160,000 opt out

More than 2 million voiceprints have been added to the database of the UK’s tax agency since June, but more…

 

UK national surveillance camera strategy updated to address human rights, data and technology

UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter has updated the national surveillance camera strategy for England and Wales with a strategy…

 

Tensor joins the Made in Britain initiative

Tensor announced that it has joined the Made in Britain initiative. Made in Britain was founded in 2011 to advocate…

 

Less than 10 percent of UK police forces accredited for fingerprint processing

The basic quality standards for fingerprint evidence are being met by less than 10 percent of UK police forces, potentially…

 

Metropolitan Police conducting final live facial recognition trials before full evaluation

London’s Metropolitan Police are testing their live facial recognition system in Westminster on December 17 and 18 as the next…

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