New York Police forced to disclose ‘racial bias’ in biometric surveillance activities

A U.S. judge has ordered The New York Police Department to release paperwork proving officers used facial recognition technology to surveil and prejudice crowds during the Black Lives Matter protests. The 'Black Lives Matter' movement was sparked following the unjust...

Land Transportation Office chief blasts biometrics contractor Dermalog

The Chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Philippines, Teofilo Guadiz, has strongly criticised its contractor Dermalog for supplying an inadequate IT system, while holding up Stradcom Corporation which held the tender from 1998 to 2016. The project...

UK introduces face biometric smartwatches to monitor foreign offenders

Migrants with a criminal record in the UK will soon be subject to constant monitoring using biometric smartwatches to keep tabs on their movements up to 5 times per day. Face biometric watches will be introduced as part of tougher measures to tackle illegal...

iProov secures contract to be part of One Login for Government program

iProov has won a two-year contract valued at £11.6 million to supply its verification software for the government’s One Login for Government program. Other contracts were signed with a facial authentication solution provider and liveness detection startup. Back in...

Police in Delhi impose face recognition upon public ahead of Independence Day

Face recognition software is being leveraged by police in Delhi to keep disruptive incidents to a minimum ahead of India's Independence Day celebrations on August 15. Despite controversy surrounding police use of biometric screening tactics, these measures are...

IDW Asia Sponsor Ping Identity to be acquired by Thoma Bravo for $2.8 Billion

Identity Week Asia Gold Sponsor, Ping Identity, is to be acquired by Thoma Bravo in an all-cash $2.8 Billion deal, representing $28.50 per share. Thoma Bravo is a private equity investment firm providing capital and strategic consulting. The deal is a testament to...
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Knopka implements Smart Engines’ technology

Accounting outsourcing service Knopka has implemented Smart Engines technology for Russian passport recognition into its HR system. The service users now have access to the capabilities of the Smart ID Engine software product, which provides fast and secure entry of...

EU: ETIAS system pushed back to November 2023

The EU's European Travel Information and Authorisation System which was due to be introduced in May 2013 for non-EU visitors will now be delayed by an extra six months. Once launched, non-European visitors with visa-waiver status between the ages of 18-70 will be...

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Sony unlocks in-camera forgery-proof technology

Today, Sony has today announced the availability of its in-camera forgery proof photo technology for corporate business users. Using digital signatures processed at capture, Sony technology supports to detect any modification to an image thus protecting it from...

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