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Former 9/11 Commission counsel recommends ways to improve travel ban executive order

Janice Kephart of Identity Strategy Partners, LLP released a statement regarding President Donald Trump’s “Executive Order: Protecting the Nation From…

 

Canadian politicians lobbying against Trump’s biometric border screening initiative

Canada has started an under-the-radar lobbying campaign against the Trump administration’s planned biometric screening initiative for all visitors to the…

 

Biometrics entry-exit clause in Trump’s executive order could cause logistical problems

President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, which proposes that all non-citizens be subjected to biometric checks when…

 

Introducing biometrics in the U.S. voting process: Q&A with Dave Gerulski

With the upcoming U.S. Presidential election just around the corner, voter ID fraud has become a controversial issue that is…

 

Homeland Security targets 2018 for biometric exit at key U.S. airports

Last week, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate committee that biometrics-based exit technology could expand to key U.S….

 

Congress votes to form cybersecurity unit with differing biometrics operation plans

The Homeland Security Committee approved a new bill Wednesday by a voice vote to form a new agency within DHS…

 

Groups oppose privacy exemption for FBI biometric database

Forty-four privacy, civil liberties, and immigrants’ rights organizations sent a letter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) this week…

 

European Data Protection Supervisor rejects data transfer pact between the EU and US

According to a BBC report, the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has said that a data transfer pact between the…

 

Carnegie Mellon wins Navy contract to develop improved biometric surveillance

Carnegie Mellon University has won an $8.9M Navy contract to research and develop new algorithms for the U.S. Navy’s aerial…

 

Senator Sessions pushes for biometric exit system at U.S. airports

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) introduced an amendment earlier this month to an airline regulation bill that would work to determine…

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