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Secret biometric ‘migrant database’ in UK has privacy advocates uneasy

A UK publication alleges that a unit in the national government has built a secret biometrics database with information on…

 

It’s all about trust when the public discusses biometric surveillance, UK project says

A special UK citizens’ biometrics council has concluded that neither government nor industry has made the case that they can…

 

Global Counsel associate explores future of digital identity solutions in Europe

This year could be the one in which digital identity “finally takes off,” according to Global Counsel (GC) associate Megan…

 

UK government runs new digital ID system pilot for public services

The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) team is running a ‘discreet pilot’ of a new digital identity system designed as…

 

Integrated Biometrics scanners now adopted by police in a dozen UK areas, serving 11 million people

Police forces across the UK serving a dozen jurisdictions with more than 11 million citizens are now using fingerprint scanners…

 

UK government rejects live CCTV face biometrics moratorium, claims progress in response to Committee

A lot has changed in the use of biometrics across the UK over the past couple of years, but the…

 

Cops made poor training wheels for AI in UK face biometrics trials

Autonomous face biometrics does not have to be perfect yet, say proponents. Especially with systems used by police, humans can…

 

Scotland, UK governments tackle biometrics ethics with new Commissioners, report

The Scottish Parliament has nominated Dr. Brian Plastow as the country’s first Biometrics Commissioner. A former police Chief Superintendent and…

 

UK still to apply updates to ‘biased’ biometric passport scanning software

The British government is still entertaining delays in fixing a problem in its biometric passport scanning system which sometimes misreads…

 

Fraser Samson named new UK Commissioner for Biometrics and Surveillance Camera compliance

The new UK Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner is Fraser Samson, who was appointed to the newly combined role by…

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