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.
Moscow’s 105,000 Facial Recognition Cameras Here to Stay as Country’s Court System Entrenches Video Surveillance
Ruling by Moscow courts that video surveillance with facial recognition does not violate citizen privacy would appear to be the definitive statement that Moscow will now be the largest city outside of China to track people in nearly every inch of public space.
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.
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.
California legislature decided to rein in the “surveillance state” by passing a three-year state-wide moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology in body cams used by law enforcement agencies.
Amazon Claims Facial Recognition Service Can Now Read Fear on Human Faces, Amplifying Privacy Concerns
Amazon announced its facial recognition suite Rekognition is able to read fear as an added emotion. This capability has raised new privacy concerns if implemented by law enforcement agencies.
Facial Recognition Surveillance Technology Should Be Suspended in the U.S. Says Coalition of 40 Privacy and Free Speech Groups
Serious questions over facial recognition technology has motivated 40 groups headed by EPIC to draft a letter to the PCLOB recommending that federal agencies suspend the use of facial recognition surveillance systems.
Facial recognition technology may not be as accurate as some people think and the U.S. Congress is likely to introduce bipartisan legislation to limit how the technology can be used, and by whom.
India’s Plan to Build World’s Largest Facial Recognition System Raises Privacy and Surveillance Concerns
Within a year, India could have the world’s largest facial recognition system in place. But there is a very real risk that such a system could transform India into the world’s largest surveillance state.
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.