Factors like the COVID-19 pandemic has eased people into the idea of quicker, passwordless authentication options. From protecting finger scan data to real-time facial recognition best practices, let’s explore how the biometrics industry is enhancing its security measures.
Face search engines that trawl the internet are not a new concept, but this apparent level of accuracy (backed by an advanced AI algorithm) has not previously been made available to the general public.
Clearview AI To Pay More for Facial Recognition Scraping as Italy Issues a €20 Million Fine; Plans To Collect 100 Billion Images by 2022
Clearview AI has been found to scrape the data of European citizens for its facial recognition systems and has been ordered to remove these subjects from its database. Claims it will have 100 billion facial images by the end of 2022.
Facebook's opt-in facial recognition system will no longer be available in a matter of weeks, and the templates it relied on to function will be deleted. The decision comes as the social media giant rebrands as "Meta" and looks to keep ahead of regulations.
While much of the rest of the world grapples with the level of access law enforcement should have to facial recognition technology, the Moscow Metro system has leapt ahead to using it as a form of fare payment.
EU Privacy Groups File Complaint, Assert Clearview AI Facial Recognition Software Violates Data Protection Laws
Clearview AI's controversial facial recognition software is facing legal complaints in the EU challenging the troubled company on the basis of violating data protection laws by "scraping" websites.”
Verkada Data Breach Exposes Feeds of 150,000 Security Cameras; Targets Include Health Care Facilities, Schools, Police Stations and a Tesla Plant
Verkada, a major provider of surveillance cameras throughout the United States, suffered a data breach that exposed the contents of over 150,000 of its live camera feeds.
23 million border crossers entering the United States were subject to facial recognition scans in 2020. Of these, it appears not one was determined to be an imposter at any of the country's airports.
Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Rules That Clearview AI Facial Recognition Software Violates Privacy Laws, Must Delete Biometrics From Its Database
Already unwelcome in parts of the US, Clearview AI has been shown the door in Canada. The controversial facial recognition company's practices are in violation of the country's privacy laws.
Wildlife Park in China Fined for Privacy Infringement, Prompted by Citizen Concerns About New Facial Recognition System
A wildlife park in Hangzhou has landed in some legal trouble after implementing a facial recognition system. A court agreed the sudden switch to this system constitutes privacy infringement.