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CBP Expands Simplified Arrival In The Rio Grande Valley (Homeland Security Today, Mar 29, 2021)
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has now introduced Simplified Arrival at all of the pedestrian border crossings in the Rio Grande Valley ports of entry.

Illinois Chamber of Commerce seeks changes To Biometric Information Privacy Act (Washington Examiner, Mar 29, 2021)
The Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2008, known as BIPA, was developed to protect individual privacy in the Internet Age, but some business groups say the law is not working, prompting an effort to revamp it. Since 2019, 1,076 lawsuits citing BIPA have been filed in Illinois, Kearicher said, against companies like the Salvation Army and St. Anthony’s Hospital, resulting from timekeeping systems that use a fingerprint scan.

New BYU Algorithm Makes Your Phone ‘hard To Hack’ (ABC 4, Mar 29, 2021)
Do you worry about your phone being hacked and your personal information compromised? Well, there is a new algorithm out of Brigham Young University, BYU, that might ease those concerns. Like any advanced technology, hackers are always up to the challenge of unlocking your phone in any way they can to gain access to your personal information. Because many people use their faces to unlock their phones, hackers may even attempt to do gain access to your device while you are sleeping or use a photo from social media to do the same.

Japanese Airports To Trial Facial Recognition Technology For Passenger Boarding (Passenger Terminal Today, Mar 29, 2021)
Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) and Tokyo International Air Terminal Corporation (TIAT) have announced they will begin trialing Face Express – a new facial recognition technology for boarding procedures – at Narita International and Tokyo International airports.

Will The U.S. Finally Get Its Act Together On Facial Recognition Laws? (Daily Dot, Mar 29, 2021)
Last year, momentum swung toward reining in facial recognition technology across cities in the U.S. But while concerns over the technology have been made clear, the country remains stuck in a scattered landscape of rules and regulations surrounding it.

Online Voting Won't Happen By 2024—But It's Our Responsibility To Make It A Reality One Day (Forbes, Mar 29, 2021)
The 2020 presidential race revealed deep cracks in our voting system. People across the nation stood in line for hours to cast their votes, and we waited days for a winner to be projected. We witnessed voter suppression and fraudulent claims about illegal ballots, leading to even more division in our country.

Americans Think AI Has The Most Potential To Cause Harm Over Next Decade (ZD Net, Mar 29, 2021)
Westlake, OH-based content services provider Hyland surveyed 1,000 consumers through a third party to determine how technology has factored into their lives during the pandemic, and how their trust in it has changed as a result. This distrust in technology is becoming pervasive. Conspiracy theories, while usually of the essentially harmless tin-hat variety, have taken a darker turn as online fearmongering has manifested into real-life violence.

Department Of Homeland Security Seeks Additional Comments On Proposed Biometrics Rule (Mondaq, Mar 29, 2021)
The DHS and Customs and Border Protection ("CBP") have reopened the comment period for its proposed Entry/Exit Biometrics Rule. The original comment period closed in December 2020. What Does the Proposed Rule Do? Under the proposed rule, CBP is authorized to use facial recognition technology to verify the identity of all non-U.S. citizens or nationals departing the United States at commercial airports.


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