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  • [New] There are two main risks of using facial recognition in schools: data security and the normalisation of facial recognition. Tech Monitor
  • [New] The Afghan ID, the e-Tazkira, is an electronic identification document that includes biometric data, which increases the privacy risks posed by Taliban access to the National ID system. The Conversation
  • [New] Ten executive branch agencies - Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, Interior, Justice, State, Treasury and Veterans Affairs - plan to expand the use of facial recognition by 2023. Bank Info Security
  • We know from experience all around the world that facial recognition technology carries significant human rights and privacy risks. Human Rights Law Centre
  • More states will adopt Digital Bill of Rights statutes or offer a data dividend (paying users for their data) as California has proposed, and ban the use of facial recognition by corporations and law enforcement. Fast Company
  • Every country including Singapore will need to decide what it deems to be acceptable uses of artificial intelligence, including whether the use of facial recognition technology in public spaces should be accepted or outlawed. ZDNet
  • Washington's facial recognition law requires agencies to test proposed facial recognition systems in operational conditions before they can be used to make any decisions that could have legal or other similarly significant consequences on individuals. CSIS
  • GM's software engineers could use the in-car cameras to start a vehicle with facial recognition. Carscoops
  • Sensors market is Estimated at $358.8 Million in 2021, While China is Forecast to Reach $294.4 Million by 2026 The Biometric Sensors market in the U.S. is estimated at US$ 358.8 Million in the year 2021. Yahoo Finance
  • Ten federal agencies are planning to expand their use of facial recognition technology by 2023. Popular Science
  • In China, authorities used facial recognition technology to monitor and collect biometric data on Uyghur Muslims and other groups deemed to be potential threats. Christianity Today
  • Policy - and law-makers around the world have the opportunity to discuss - in a multilateral and possibly in a bilateral context - how to put in place more or less strict controls on the use of facial recognition systems. European Parliament
  • Since early last year, Google has blocked new AI features analysing emotions, fearing cultural insensitivity, while Microsoft restricted software mimicking voices and IBM rejected a client request for an advanced facial-recognition system. 2021
  • Walsh points to Australia, which this week announced it will begin experimenting with allowing police in two of its largest states to use facial recognition technology to check if people in COVID-19 quarantine are remaining at home. 2021
  • Policy - and law-makers around the globe have the opportunity to discuss - in a multilateral and possibly in a bilateral context - how to put in place adequate controls on the use of facial recognition systems. Epthinktank
  • Lidar's lack of facial recognition capabilities could be a feature - not a failing - in a world with growing privacy concerns around facial recognition. VentureBeat
  • Banks in Pakistan will utilise the digital app on smartphones to record and verify biometrics of the potential account holders from their homes. Gulf News
  • The Banks in Pakistan will make use of the digital App on smart phones capturing and verifying biometrics of the potential account holders from their homes. News World 2021
  • The United States, Britain and Australia announced they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire U.S. nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the $40 billion French-designed submarine deal. Reuters
  • The US, UK and Australia are setting up a trilateral security partnership aimed at confronting China, which will include helping Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines. The Guardian
  • The priority of developing cooperation with the United States will remain, but Warsaw is increasingly looking to strengthen regional ties in security and defense with countries like Turkey and Romania. Carnegie Europe
  • The security pact with the Western powers, including access to U.S. nuclear submarine technology, will be seen by Beijing, which is embroiled in a long-running trade spat with Canberra, as a threat. Reuters
  • A new security arrangement between the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia will focus on advancing cyber and other emerging technology with military capabilities. Nextgov

Last updated: 24 October 2021