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Campaigners welcome biometrics commissioner in Scotland 11 March 2020

Campaigners have welcomed the creation of a Commissioner to oversee use of biometrics by Police in Scotland


Israel hosts 'school of biometrics' 17 February 2020

The Identity and Biometric Applications Unit, at Israel's National Cyber Directorate held a "Winter School" with the University of Haifa on Biometric identification, voice recognition, face recognition 


Australian official questions facial tech bias 06 February 2020

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow told the country's ABC channel that facial recognition technology has more errors when subjects have darker skin.


QC to lead independent review of the governance of biometric data 28 January 2020

Matthew Ryder QC has been commissioned by the Ada Lovelace Institute to lead an independent review of the governance of biometric data


Dermalog highlights biometric borders work in Thailand 28 January 2020

The Thai Immigration Bureau (IB) has chosen the latest innovative technology from Dermalog

Interview

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.


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Features

Viewpoint: Spoof or proof?

The security of biometrics technology is in the spotlight and stakeholders must take a balanced view on its strengths and vulnerabilities, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. As deployments proliferate, the technology’s credibility rests on the industry’s will to collaborate globally.  


Guest Post: Digital ID - Biometrics are the key to marrying security and convenience

Only biometrics can unify the age-old opposing forces of user-experience and digital security, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive, Biometrics Institute. When it happens, the effect will be remarkable.


Guest Post: Biometrics at the borders

While policy creation for the use of biometric technologies at national borders remains a matter for government, best practices and guiding principles for effective deployment can be built through collaboration between the industry’s global stakeholders, says Isabelle Moeller, Chief Executive of the Biometrics Institute. 


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