Judicial cases, hearings and proposals for the regulation of facial regulation constituted many of the main holders of the week for the biometrics and digital identification industries. New major projects are being brought online from urban security to border protection, changes to laws are being considered and laws are driving changes in practice, but how to protect the privacy of biometric data and at the same time benefit of technology remains highly debated.
Jumio is resolving a BIPA lawsuit for $ 7 million, and the company's global vice president of marketing Dean Nicholls explains to Biometric update Why your work to update your SDKs and help customers operating in Illinois meet their biometric privacy requirements is a recognition of the importance of the problem, even though the company claims it did not violate the law.
Reports indicate the European Union has moved away from the option of a five-year moratorium on facial recognition in public spaces, although the latest draft of the Artificial Intelligence strategy of the region points out the importance of clear criteria for the legitimacy of large-scale biometric system deployments. The proposed strategy will be presented on February 19.
The progress of legal proposals and procedures around facial biometrics at national, state and provincial levels show this week different levels of concern and different options to improve frameworks and practices. It is likely that some of these procedures also appear among the main stories of next week.
A guest publication on the changing legal landscape for facial recognition in the USA. UU., first Jeffrey N. Rosenthal and associate David J. Oberly, partner of Blank Rome LLP, were also among our most widely read stories. The first part provides an overview of the challenges and the environment, while the second part offers tips and strategies for companies. The National Sheriff's Association is working on its own facial recognition review, and will study technical problems and appropriate guidelines. The group is headed by Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gaultieri, "the star cop in Florida politics."
Meanwhile, in Russia, Moscow launched a public live facial recognition network with the NtechLab biometric software. NtechLab CEO Alexey Minin says the network is the The largest live operation of its kind in the world.
The Malaysian government is acquiring 16 electronic doors with facial recognition for use by the Immigration Department in checks on the border between Malaysia and Singapore. Local IT solutions provider Datasonic won the one-year, $ 1.7 million contract, more than 17 competitors.
The closure of the Huduma Namba project in Kenya pending data protection improvements It was, of course, the main story in our African digital identification coverage, which was, as usual, one of our main stories of the week. Biometric records of SIM cards, inmates and public sector workers across the continent were also holders.
An editorial in Legal India warns that without improvements in legislation and the application of data protection, India could follow China on the road to a version of the surveillance state described in 1984 by George Orwell, driven by facial recognition. The new data privacy law proposed by India and its relationship with the GDPR is also considered.
The Pakistani government is launching a program to deliver cash income supplements to millions of women through a biometric ATM, and one of the largest insurers in the country is introducing a policy to keep accounts with savings and protection functions to remote clients by verifying the client's fingerprint with NADRA. If successful, these biometric programs could significantly increase financial inclusion in Pakistan.
A rare week without a BIPA story among the most read articles on the site cannot be repeated soon, and an article on HIT Consultant suggests that the health industry is an increasingly common goal in Illinois biometric privacy demands. An editorial in The hill He maintains that BIPA's right of private action is a turning point in the proposals of state and federal laws, and considers the debate. A couple of federal proposals in December are presented on both sides of the issue.
The use of biometrics in healthcare will only increase, according to a Medical economics article that includes interviews with the medical director of Imprivata, Sean Kelly, the co-founder of RightPatient, Michael Trader, and others. The requirements for ECPS and radiation oncology, among other applications, and changing expectations of patient experience are driving the adoption of vertical biometrics.
Vero devices and the cloud back-end provided by Simprints to provide medical care to people without formal identification are examined in a Diginomics interview with the CTO and co-founder of the company, Tristram Norman. Simprints leverages Google Cloud Platform, Firebase Realtime Database, Cloud Functions and BigQuery to operate a scalable infrastructure that handles the spikes of many devices that suddenly connect after collecting data in offline mode.
Meanwhile, the United States Department of Defense is looking for technological capabilities that sound like science fiction; biometric identification through walls in real time. It is known that there is technology to find people through the walls, but putting those identification capabilities on a tablet seems like a longer-term project.
Brivas co-founder Beau Parry explains in an interview how a technology for which the company received a patent take advantage of facial recognition, life detection and cloud computing for richer authentication decisions in or almost in real time. The start of the license has kept a low profile, but is working with financial services companies and planning growth.
A portfolio of biometric access control patents has been acquired by Charter Pacific as part of the liquidation of Securicom, and the executive president of CP, Kevin Dart, explained the situation to Biometric update in an email
The president and CEO of ID R&D, and the member of the Forbes Technology Council, Alexey Khitrov, explain the critical importance of life detection for biometric systems to ensure safety and user experience. Forbes This week's article Khitrov recommends that companies make clear to customers how vitality adds security benefits, especially for passive vitality techniques that users may not even know that they are being used.
Senior director of Fingerprint Cards, Lina Andolf-Orup, writes for Source Payments That 2020 will see more of the biometric payment card pilots escalate to commercial launches. The company's research suggests that with the strong requirement of PSD2 client authentication that will take effect in September, half of the card issuers in Europe have a biometric strategy, and 90 percent will do so within two years.
The vice president of NEC Corporation of America of the Washington D.C. office and the federal business Benji Hutchinson is outlined in Washington Executive, and explains how he became a high profile leader in the biometric industry. Watch for an upcoming Biometric update deep immersion article with the perspective of Hutchinson (although not about Moliere).
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