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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.

Microsoft adopts ethical principles aiming to bar misuse of face recognition technology

Microsoft adopts ethical principles aiming to bar misuse of face recognition technology

Bans use for unlawful discrimination.
Dec 7 2018 12:01PM
ACIC spent $26m on dumped NEC biometrics system

ACIC spent $26m on dumped NEC biometrics system

Would have cost $47m more to complete.
Nov 30 2018 10:19AM
In your face, passwords: big three browsers all adopt authentication API

In your face, passwords: big three browsers all adopt authentication API

Standard not signed off, but already ubiquitous.
Aug 1 2018 11:04AM
Microsoft wants facial recognition technology regulated

Microsoft wants facial recognition technology regulated

Calls for government legal intervention.
Jul 16 2018 6:40AM
Home Affairs 'face on the move' biometrics trial scores 94 percent

Home Affairs 'face on the move' biometrics trial scores 94 percent

In Aussie airport first.
Jul 11 2018 10:18AM
Sydney Airport begins 'couch-to-gate' biometrics trial

Sydney Airport begins 'couch-to-gate' biometrics trial

For select Qantas passengers.
Jul 5 2018 5:09PM
Scientists develop smartphone screen fingerprint sensor

Scientists develop smartphone screen fingerprint sensor

Holy grail of biometric authentication?
Jul 4 2018 2:03PM
NSW RMS replaces facial recognition system

NSW RMS replaces facial recognition system

Dumps Morpho for NEC.
Jul 2 2018 11:45AM
NEC loses national biometrics database project

NEC loses national biometrics database project

Over ongoing delays and cost overruns.
Jun 15 2018 3:30PM
Sydney Airport to run face recognition throughout terminals

Sydney Airport to run face recognition throughout terminals

For passenger pre-boarding and arrivals.
May 31 2018 6:02AM
NSW govt invests $12m in facial matching services

NSW govt invests $12m in facial matching services

To participate in national scheme.
May 30 2018 12:12PM
NSW Police buys 1000 biometric scanners for the beat

NSW Police buys 1000 biometric scanners for the beat

Will tether with smartphones.
May 28 2018 12:10PM
DFAT spruiks facial recognition scheme to improve data disclosure

DFAT spruiks facial recognition scheme to improve data disclosure

Currently handles biometric information requests via email.
Apr 30 2018 6:39AM
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

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