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Is data privacy a priority for DHS? Policy compliance looks an afterthought — watchdog report

A fairly damning report by a federal watchdog agency puts in doubt the lip service given by Department of Homeland…

 

Facial recognition and other biometrics targeted in data privacy legislation, but what will feds do?

Data privacy legislation is advancing in the U.S., though somewhat unpredictably, with different ramifications for biometrics vendors in different states….

 

Oct. 1 is when you need a Real ID, reminds DHS. This Oct. 1

The U.S. federal government can appear so clueless in its enormity, but it really knows its citizens. The biggest ever…

 

FTC declares facial recognition surveillance tech dangerous, warns against federal privacy pre-emption

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has come out swinging against facial recognition, issuing a proposed settlement with Paravision which Law Street reports…

 

Could COVID-19 accelerate the adoption of a national digital ID in the US?

By Shai Cohen, Head of Global Fraud Solutions at TransUnion COVID-19 has created a new level of anxiety for consumers…

 

Bill to limit police biometrics use tabled in New York state as legislators struggle with facial recognition

A state legislator in New York has introduced a curious bill to prohibit arrests on the sole basis of “facial…

 

Governments act to support increased biometrics use, data sharing at borders

Governments around the world are using common standards and ICAO-compliant biometric passports to secure immigration and border control processes, and…

 

REAL ID law quietly passes with a possible win for government watchdogs

Among the many disparate provisions in the federal appropriations act signed into law last month was an updated REAL ID…

 

Facial recognition legislation rolls on in New Orleans and Oakland, Boston Celtics players urge passage

New Orleans City Council has passed a ban on the use of facial recognition by police and other local agencies,…

 

Biometrics company that played role in Venezuela parliamentary polls blacklisted by U.S.

An Argentine biometrics company that provided equipment and other services for the organization of parliamentary polls in Venezuela early this…

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