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Biometric payment card market outlook buoyed by abrupt turn to contactless in the US

When last Biometric Update spoke to Idex Biometrics CEO Vince Graziani, he was fairly new to the position, and speculation…


US digital identity legislation author to deliver closing keynote of ID2020 Summit Sessions

The author of the Improving Digital Identity Act of 2020, Congressman Bill Foster, will deliver the closing keynote of ID2020’s…


Iraq draws closer to biometrics-backed elections in 2021 with 16M voter cards issued

Biometric cards which will be required to vote in Iraq’s upcoming elections have been distributed to 13 million eligible voters,…


Informal agreement on restricting exports of biometric surveillance technology reached by EU

The European Union has reached an agreement on limiting exports of facial recognition and other technology that can be used…


Round 2 in California’s fight against data privacy confusion has not gone well

California’s successful Proposition 24, bolstering that state’s first-in-the-nation data privacy law, could be another trailblazing policy from the Golden State….


Facial recognition ban for local police with private right of action passes in Portland, Maine

A ballot initiative to ban face biometrics use by local police and agencies in Portland, Maine, and provide a right…


US police use biometrics to identify alleged criminal among Lafayette Square protestors

A man alleged to have assaulted a police officer during protests earlier this year in Lafayette Square, near the U.S….


All visitors to US to submit biometrics before visa application under White House draft plan

The U.S. Government’s executive branch is planning to build a massive database of biometrics from applicants for visas to enter…


Facial recognition systems for police advance in Dubai, Macau, but not Birmingham, AL

Dubai is planning to implement facial recognition on its public transport system to improve security, the Deccan Herald reports. The emirate…


Airport biometrics and digital identity deployments expand in US, India

Passengers flying American Airlines from Washington or Dallas will soon be able to use digital IDs stored on their mobile…

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