Speed Read

NEC Noted for Implementing Industry-Leading Biometric Technologies (American Security Today, Jan 25, 2023)
NEC’s technology is used as a biometric solution by numerous law enforcement agencies and federal government organizations as a leading national security tool. Following laboratory testing, the company’s face recognition algorithms have also been recognized by NIST in recent years as being among the “most accurate ever evaluated,” consistently outperforming competitors in the U.S. and worldwide.

Coming Soon? The American Data Privacy and Protection Act (Lexology, Jan 25, 2023)
Sure, America has the Grand Canyon, baseball, and apple pie, but you know what it doesn’t have? A nationwide data protection law. Instead, data protection has been left up to a pastiche of state laws, regulations, and enforcement actions that demand many companies choose one state law to rule them all. California led the pack, being the first to pass a data protection law, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, going into effect January 1, 2020. Following California, only four other states have successfully enacted a data protection law, with Colorado and Virginia passing such laws in 2021 and Utah and Connecticut in 2022.

New York Attorney General Probing Madison Square Garden’s Use of Facial Recognition Technology (WSJ, Jan 25, 2023)

New York Attorney General Letitia James is asking Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. for information related to its alleged use of facial recognition technology to prevent certain ticket holders from entering its venues. The state attorney general’s office said Wednesday the company, which operates Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall in New York City, has reportedly used the technology to bar lawyers from firms who are suing the company over unrelated matters from seeing sporting events or concerts.


NY AG Letitia James Presses MSG Over Use of Facial Recognition Technology (CNBC, Jan 25, 2023)

New York Attorney General Letitia James wants to hear from Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corporation about the company’s reported use of facial recognition technology at its venues. MSG Entertainment has reportedly used the technology to identify and deny entry to multiple lawyers affiliated with law firms involved in ongoing litigation relating to the company, including those with season tickets. According to a letter she sent the company Tuesday, approximately 90 law firms were impacted by this policy. The prevention of lawyers from accessing MSG Entertainment’s venues due to ongoing litigation could violate local, state and federal human rights laws, James wrote


Liberia: NEC Clarifies Use of National ID Cards As Proof of Citizenship to the Biometric Voter Registration (FPA, Jan 25, 2023)

“By having the National ID Card before someone can register, it would be a disservice and it would disadvantage our people, especially in the rural areas, and even in urban areas. There are many people in Montserrado that have not taken National ID Card,” said Amos Tweh, Secretary General of the Unity Party. The Chairman of the Collaborating Political Parties which comprise the Liberty Party and the Alternative National Congress (ANC) said they would not accept anything outside the constitutional requirements.


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