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SAFR wins $1.9 million deal with U.S. Air Force for biometrics innovations

SAFR from RealNetworks has received $1.9 million in funding for innovative facial biometrics projects, consisting of two Phase II Small…

 

TikTok biometric data privacy lawsuits in U.S. merged as Microsoft mulls acquisition

Twenty lawsuits alleging biometric data privacy violations by TikTok in federal court have been rolled up into one by a…

 

Broad biometric protections in Senate bill with slim prospects

With notable exceptions, legislation proposed by U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Jeff Merkley would make it all but impossible for…

 

Biometric age verification proposed for restricted purchases in New York State for third time

A New York State lawmaker has introduced a bill to allow biometrics to be used to verify the age of…

 

Maine city bans local police and government use of biometric facial recognition pending referendum

Biometric facial recognition cannot be used by municipal agencies in Portland, Maine, after its City Council unanimously approved an ordinance…

 

Biometric data protection policy guidance in Quebec, update in Vermont and warning in Lithuania

A new guide to implementing biometrics in compliance with Quebec’s data protection laws has been published by the Commission on…

 

Biometrics unicorns Megvii and SenseTime’s revenues reportedly bounced back from Entity List impact

Top Chinese biometrics unicorns Megvii and SenseTime are not experiencing prolonged difficulty raising funds or winning foreign contracts despite the blocks put…

 

Onfido and SingPass facial biometrics adopted for KYC checks, Wibmo launches service and iComply listed

Onfido’s identity document and biometric selfie technology is being adopted by UK fintech Curve to speed up, simplify and unify…

 

Portland face biometrics ban proposal reflects basic misunderstanding of the technology, IBIA says

Draft bills under consideration by the City of Portland to prohibit biometric facial recognition from being used by public and…

 

Prototype handheld biometric face scanner unveiled by U.S. Army Star Wars ‘nerds’

A small but growing unit within the U.S. Defense Department has created a portable and networked prototype biometrics application to…

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