The European Court of Justice has ruled that the Netherlands can collect fingerprints and store all biometric data from its citizens when applying for a passport or ID card, following legal objections by Dutch citizens. Read More: EU permits Netherlands to collect biometrics | Planet Biometrics News.
PayPal is working on a new generation of embeddable, injectable and ingestible devices that could replace passwords as a means of identification. Jonathan LeBlanc, PayPal’s global head of developer evangelism, claims that these devices could include brain implants, wafer-thin silicon chips that can be embedded into the skin, and ingestible devices with batteries that are […]
The world’s central banks have a problem.When economic conditions worsen, they react by reducing interest rates in order to stimulate the economy. But, as has happened across the world in recent years, there comes a point where those central banks run out of room to cut — they can bring interest rates to zero, but […]
“Smart biometric documentation that cannot be counterfeited, together with use of the biometric data will allow a full security and defense package for Israeli citizens’ identities and will balance our responsibility to ensure their security with our requirement to defend their privacy,” Erdan stated. Read More: Erdan wants advanced biometric ID card mandatory for all […]
Israel is one step closer to a national biometric identification system Monday, after outgoing Interior Minister Gilad Erdan announced that he would be advancing legislation to make a nationwide – and mandatory – switch to the system. Read More: Biometric ID Closer to Becoming Mandatory – Inside Israel – News – Arutz Sheva.
Anders Hoeg Nissen sits in a black medical chair in the backroom of a Copenhagen piercing studio. He puts his left hand on the gauze that covers the armrest and, pushing his head backwards, he hits the lamp that lights the operating area. “Ouch! That probably hurt more than what they’ll do to me,” he […]
The January 2016 deadline for the REAL ID act of 2005 which set forth requirements for state ID’s to be accepted by the federal government is coming up, but Idaho has elected to write in a loophole rather than immediately conform to the law. Read More: REAL ID Act affects Idaho despite extension.
After the 9/11 attacks, Congress passed the REAL ID Act to prevent foreign nationals from fraudulently obtaining a U.S. driver’s license — by requiring that any ID issued based on unverifiable foreign documents look different in “design or color” from an official driver’s license. Read More: States flouting post-9/11 ID law, giving cards to illegal […]
LAHORE: The provincial government’s announcement that it would track people listed in the Fourth Schedule (terrorism suspects) by implanting microchips under their skin has drawn criticism from human rights groups. Read More: Plan to track Fourth Schedule suspects using chip implants meets scathing criticism – The Express Tribune.
After largely failing to prod state governments into developing a national identification system known as “REAL ID,” Republican lawmakers in Congress are once again pushing an Obama-backed scheme that would force every American to have a national ID card containing sensitive biometric data. The controversial plan, embedded in an immigration-enforcement bill, has been in the works for […]