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The adoption of biometrics is on the rise. Here you'll find news about the technology including adoption, privacy and security implications and emerging policy and regulation. Image credit: Flickr.

Vic govt concerned with "breadth" of facial recognition laws

Vic govt concerned with "breadth" of facial recognition laws

Cracks emerge in intergovernmental agreement.
Apr 20 2018 12:56PM
Privacy bodies take aim at facial recognition laws

Privacy bodies take aim at facial recognition laws

More checks and balances needed.
Mar 28 2018 6:20AM
Unisys to provide Australia's new biometrics travel platform

Unisys to provide Australia's new biometrics travel platform

In $44 million deal.
Mar 19 2018 1:47PM
Qld biometrics sharing laws waved through

Qld biometrics sharing laws waved through

Public given five days to raise issue.
Mar 5 2018 12:00PM
Lenovo's fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

Lenovo's fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

And admin creds can be snagged.
Jan 30 2018 9:20AM
Visa to ditch signatures for cards

Visa to ditch signatures for cards

As biometrics trial gets underway.
Jan 15 2018 6:30AM
Canberra airport smartgates first to go contactless

Canberra airport smartgates first to go contactless

Will use facial biometrics to wave through travellers.
Nov 30 2017 11:41AM
Border Force trials iPhones for identity checks

Border Force trials iPhones for identity checks

Turns devices into portable biometrics scanners.
Oct 12 2017 12:45PM
Govt tries to expand Australia's facial verification system

Govt tries to expand Australia's facial verification system

Will seek access to driver's licence photos.
Oct 4 2017 10:35AM
ATO touts voice biometrics success

ATO touts voice biometrics success

2.9 million voiceprints and counting.
Aug 28 2017 6:40AM
Aussie researchers want to use your walk to authenticate you

Aussie researchers want to use your walk to authenticate you

Walk and unlock more secure than passwords.
May 24 2017 8:13AM
DFAT is building its own facial recognition system

DFAT is building its own facial recognition system

Prompted by biometrics boom.
May 17 2017 8:55PM
AFP gets big funding boost for more biometric, digital cops

AFP gets big funding boost for more biometric, digital cops

$321m for more than 300 extra police.
May 8 2017 12:56PM
Mastercard trials fingerprint authentication for payments

Mastercard trials fingerprint authentication for payments

Sensor built into card.
Apr 21 2017 6:24AM
Lloyds Bank to deploy Windows Hello biometrics for logins

Lloyds Bank to deploy Windows Hello biometrics for logins

Facial or fingerprint recognition for online banking authentication.
Apr 19 2017 4:10PM
ANZ to trial voice biometrics for mobile banking

ANZ to trial voice biometrics for mobile banking

Pilot starts in May.
Apr 3 2017 8:18AM
Australia's new facial verification system goes live

Australia's new facial verification system goes live

AFP, DFAT can check images against Immigration records.
Nov 16 2016 9:28AM
Data61's mission to wipe out the password

Data61's mission to wipe out the password

Researchers want to authenticate you by the way you swipe.
May 31 2016 6:35AM
NIST tests biometrics algorithms for tattoo-matching database

NIST tests biometrics algorithms for tattoo-matching database

Working with the FBI to automate identification.
May 30 2016 6:11AM
What needs to happen before Australia has digital passports?

What needs to happen before Australia has digital passports?

DFAT says your face can be your only credential.
May 26 2016 12:06PM

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