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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.

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
Govt seeks to allay privacy concerns over national facial recognition system

Govt seeks to allay privacy concerns over national facial recognition system

Publishes privacy impact assessment.
Dec 16 2015 3:00PM
Australia considering passport-less travel

Australia considering passport-less travel

Digital passports stored in the cloud.
Oct 29 2015 3:20PM
Your face is now part of Australia's 'national security weapon'

Your face is now part of Australia's 'national security weapon'

[Opinion] Should you be worried?
Sep 14 2015 1:58PM
Govt funds $18.5m Aussie facial recognition database

Govt funds $18.5m Aussie facial recognition database

Law enforcement agencies to share images.
Sep 9 2015 1:10PM
NSW cops to get portable fingerprint scanners

NSW cops to get portable fingerprint scanners

Collecting biometrics in the field.
Aug 21 2015 11:27AM
ATO to bring voice biometrics to mobile app

ATO to bring voice biometrics to mobile app

Log in by authenticating your voice.
Jul 20 2015 3:41PM
ATO rolls out Australian-first voice biometrics

ATO rolls out Australian-first voice biometrics

No more security questions on the phone.
Jul 15 2015 1:22PM
Westpac ponders next step in biometrics

Westpac ponders next step in biometrics

Fingerprint success opens potential for new markets.
Jun 1 2015 8:27AM
Interpol wants more biometric data on Australians

Interpol wants more biometric data on Australians

Minister happy to share, but is bureaucracy getting in the way?
May 28 2015 11:48AM

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