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US Customs set to launch biometric pilot programs: leaked documents

The US Customs and Border Protection’s recently released facial recognition pilot program is the first of three biometrics programs that…

 

Canada and U.S. agree to reduce border congestion for travelers

The Governments of Canada and the United States signed an pre-clearance agreement today designed to benefit travelers and trade by…

 

Congress calls on ride-hailing companies to run fingerprint background checks on drivers

Eight members of the U.S. Congress have called on ride-hailing companies Uber Technologies, Lyft and Sidecar Technologies to begin running…

 

State Senator wants New Mexico to consider biometrics to curb voter fraud

New Mexico State Senator and Minority Whip Bill Payne requested the secretary of state to consider implementing biometric measures, such…

 

Republican politician calls for measure to study feasibility of biometrics in NM election polls

Senate Minority Whip William Payne (R-Albuquerque) put forward a new proposal last week that calls on New Mexico’s top elections…

 

House Homeland Security Committee pass $10b border security bill

The House Committee on Homeland Security has approved a $10 billion border security bill that demands the full implementation of…

 

U.S. Defense Department biometrics database upgraded

DOD Biometrics today announced that it has deployed an upgraded version of the Automated Biometrics Identification System, known as DOD…

 

Stakeholders work towards establishing facial recognition guidelines

Consumer protection and privacy organization Center For Digital Democracy and NTIA are attempting to establish voluntary guidelines for the use…

 

Washington State city considers implementing new fingerprint ID system

Mercer Island, Washington is contemplating on signing an interlocal agreement with King County to install fingerprint identification systems in police…

 

State lawmakers continue to place restrictions on biometrics in schools

Several U.S. states have implemented bans or restrictions on the use of biometric technologies in schools as concerns over student…

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