Biometrics Privacy

The coming Biometrics nightmare

African governments, large corporates, and tech entrepreneurs have embraced the West’s vision of a universal identity system. With support from the World Bank’s Identification for Development (ID4D) programme, governments across Africa have foisted elaborate and expensive biometric ID schemes on citizens and residents with little pushback from civil society. Both the World Bank and digital […]

Biometrics Data Protection GDPR Privacy

Clearview AI may be fined 20 million euros for violating privacy law

UK privacy regulator ICO plans to fine facial recognition company Clearview AI €20 million for violating UK privacy law. Clearview collected photos from Facebook, LinkedIn and other websites for training a facial recognition system. This system contains a database of ten billion collected images, according to the ICO. This allows police services to identify unknown […]

Biometrics EIDAS

Secure and trusted European digital ID by 2030

In its latest ambitious digital policy announcement, the European Union has proposed creating a framework for a “trusted and secure European e-ID” (aka digital identity) — available to all citizens, residents and businesses to make it easer to use a national digital identity to prove who they are in order to access public sector or […]