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UK experts condemn government facial recognition use, invoke threatened oversight role

A group of technology experts gave evidence to the House of Lords suggesting the use of live facial recognition technology…

 

UK Surveillance Camera and Biometrics Commissioner pans proposed role changes

That the right to life and freedom from degrading treatment are related to police uses of biometrics, but not protected…

 

UK ICO sees loss of biometrics, surveillance review roles as funding opportunity

As part of a consultation on data and simplifying oversight of police use of biometrics and overt surveillance, the British…

 

Non-biometric EU ID cards no longer valid to enter the UK

Crossing the UK border with a national identity card is no longer possible for EU, EEA and Swiss citizens, as…

 

UK pitches less oversight for Surveillance, who-knows-what for Biometrics Commissioner role

Tucked away on page 141 of 146, questions number 409 and 410 of the UK government’s data reform consultation document…

 

Digital identity trust frameworks – could ID-free UK show the way?

Details emerged for plans for the UK’s digital identity landscape via a series of talks at London Identity Week on…

 

Public facial recognition so far penned in by trust issues in the UK and Ireland

Questions about facial recognition in public spaces are getting more pointed and harder to dismiss by governments. Downstream from a…

 

UK to introduce learners’ mobile driving licenses

The UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is developing a digital provisional driving license – the type required while…

 

UK Post Office-Yoti biometrics tie-up allows users to buy ‘regulated crypto’ via Swarm

The latest functionality for holders of the UK Post Office’s digital ID app EasyID is proving their identity for putting…

 

UK plans $550M budget for government digital identity update

The United Kingdom’s upcoming digital identity system may cost the country up to £400 million (roughly US$552 million), ComputerWeekly reports….

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