best practices

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

UN Launches Best Practices Guide for Biometrics in Counter-Terrorism

“It’s meant to help UN members cooperate with each other and police organizations like Interpol, which has been calling for the increased sharing of biometric intelligence – and recently raised alarm among civil rights advocates with its own voice identification system designed to trawl criminal databases and social media accounts.” The United Nations is taking…

US Customs and Border Protection Establishes E-Commerce and Small Business Branch

US Customs and Border Protection Establishes E-Commerce and Small Business Branch

The US Customs and Border Protection agency has established a new branch that will concern itself with online commerce. In a statement announcing the E-Commerce and Small Business Branch, the CBP asserted that e-commerce sales are anticipated to exceed a value of $4 trillion by 2020, and said that the new branch “will work to…

IBIA Supports NTIA’s Best Practices for Facial Recognition

IBIA Supports NTIA’s Best Practices for Facial Recognition

The International Biometrics + Identity Association (IBIA) is throwing its support behind the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s “Privacy Best Practice Recommendations For Commercial Facial Recognition Use”. The guidelines were published just last week. While the potential applications and use cases of facial recognition technology are too varied for highly specific best practices, the NTIA document…