Biometric

Dystopia Now! – Surveillance Through Vaccine Certificates, Digital IDs, and Biometric Data

By Jesse Smith With the pandemic, the “digital transformation” that so many analysts have been referring to for years, without being exactly sure what it meant, has found its catalyst. One major effect of confinement will be the expansion and progression of the digital world in a decisive and often permanent manner. – Klaus Schwab,…

Is The USPS Creating A National Biometric Criminal Background Check Program?

By MassPrivateI Are Americans ready for a national United States Postal Service (USPS) biometric criminal background check program? What initially started out as an employee criminal background screener program has morphed into a biometric criminal background check program for the public. In 2019, the USPS innocuously began installing fingerprint scanners in post offices so they…

EU Citizens Initiative Calls for Ban on Biometric Mass Surveillance Systems

By Katya Pivcevic A European Citizen’s Initiative (ECI), ‘Civil society initiative for a ban on biometric mass surveillance practices,’ has been registered by the European Commission, calling for a permanent end to the disproportionate uses of biometric data in ways which can lead to mass surveillance or any undue interference with fundamental rights. Dozens of…

UN Announces Biometric Digital ID Wallet

Authored by Spiro Skouras via Activist Post, Recently, the United Nations had some big announcements that went largely unnoticed, including the rollout of a biometric digital wallet and an announcement that one of its specialized agencies The International Civil Aviation Organization is one step closer to a internationally recognized digital travel credential. As reported by…

UN Announces Biometric Digital ID Wallet

By Spiro Skouras Recently, the United Nations had some big announcements that went largely unnoticed, including the rollout of a biometric digital wallet and an announcement that one of its specialized agencies The International Civil Aviation Organization is one step closer to a internationally recognized digital travel credential. As reported by Biometric Update, this particular…

Clearview’s Faceprinting is Not Sheltered from Biometric Privacy Litigation by the First Amendment

By Adam Schwartz and Andrew Crocker Clearview AI extracts faceprints from billions of people, without their consent, and uses these faceprints to offer a service to law enforcement agencies seeking to identify suspects in photos. Following an exposé by the New York Times this past January, Clearview faces more than ten lawsuits, including one brought…