Speed Read

Diverting TSA Funds Harms Deployment of New Tech, Lawmakers Warn (Nextgov/FCW, Jul 09, 2024)
The diversion of funds from the Transportation Security Administration is harming its adoption of advanced security screening technologies, including facial biometrics, several House lawmakers told Nextgov/FCW.

SoftBank Integrates NEC’s Biometrics for Tailored Digital Transformation (Biometric Update, Jul 10, 2024)
“We are confident that this partnership will create new value by combining NEC’s world-class biometric authentication technology with SoftBank’s diverse solutions, including smart buildings and security. The two companies will develop innovative solutions to further accelerate digital transformation for Japanese companies and local government customers,” says Hayato Sakurai, executive vice president and corporate head of SoftBank Corporation.

Groundbreaking Invention by SRM University-AP Enhances Security and Efficiency in Face Recognition Technology (Asian News International, Jul 10, 2024)
SRM University-AP proudly announces a significant achievement by Dr Ashu Abdul, Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. His innovative invention, "A system and a method for automatic face detection and media capturing," with Application Number: 202241032986, has been granted a patent by Indian Patent Office. This cutting-edge technology, built using OpenCV, sets new standards in automatic face capture, demonstrating capabilities that extend beyond human vision.

Police to Roll-Out Live Facial Recognition Cameras (BBC, Jul 09, 2024)
Essex Police is preparing to roll-out live facial recognition (LFR) technology for permanent use by officers.

Analysis: Workplace Biometric Collection Lawsuits Up in Q2 (Bloomberg Law, Jul 10, 2024)
The number of employment-related BIPA complaints in federal court last quarter far outpaced the number of consumer-related complaints, a reversal from Q1. Despite the flip, the number of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) lawsuits remains historically low.


Copyright © 2024 by the International Biometrics & Identity Association (IBIA)