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US Motor Carrier Agency Looks to Stop Fraud, Theft With Idemia IDV Solution (Biometric Update, Jul 03, 2024)
FMCSA is working to deploy an “identity proofing solution” to reduce and/or eliminate “the increased fraud and freight theft” it says is occurring throughout the Commercial Motor Vehicle industry through implementation and integration of a reliable system for verifying and securing individuals’ identities related to licensing and related credentialing and registration.

British Holidaymakers Face EU Travel Chaos as Dozens of Airports 'Unprepared' for Post-Brexit Fingerprint Rules (LBC, Jul 03, 2024)
Smaller airports across the EU have so far failed to install fingerprint technology that is due to be activated this October under the new European Entry/Exit System (EES), senior industry bosses have warned. British tourists often land in regional airports when travelling to the EU - and it is these smaller airports that airline bosses fear are unprepared for the change in rules. The airline industry’s global trade body warned that “urgent and coordinated” action is required, and the prospect of delaying the EES has also been raised.

Google Employees React to Facial-Recognition Security Being Tested at One of Its Campuses (Business Insider, Jul 03, 2024)
One employee who frequently visits the Kirkland office where the technology is being tested told BI that they found out about the new system from reading about it in the news. They said the cameras are discretely placed on ceilings and don't look different from other security cameras. But the employee said it's a "little dystopian" and people in the office have privacy concerns about the new system.

Halton Police Use New Technology to Keep Those in Custody Safe (Inside Halton, Jul 03, 2024)
Halton police have launched a new biometric health-monitoring system at their central lock up in Oakville, which aims to ensure the safety of those in police custody. In a press release issued Wednesday, July 3, police said the system was set up in June and offers continuous, real-time monitoring of vital health metrics, including the heart rate and respiratory rate of detainees.

Mandatory Biometric Registration for Bank Customers Makes Rocky Start (eVnExpress, Jul 03, 2024)
Many customers were unable to make their biometric registration on Monday, with their bank app repeatedly showing error messages. Some decided to go in person to get their face scan done, crowding banks.


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