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French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

French Gov’t Orders Creation of National Biometric Database

The French government has introduced a new executive order mandating the creation of a national biometric ID database, reports Ars Technica UK. The system will contain standard biographic information of French citizens as well as the biometric data contained on citizens’ passports and identity cards, though it won’t contain the biometric data of children under…

How Hundreds of Terror Suspects’ Biometric Profiles Were Deleted

How Hundreds of Terror Suspects’ Biometric Profiles Were Deleted

A new report from the UK’s Biometrics Commissioner is highlighting the complexities of managing biometric data. In the particular case of Alastair MacGregor QC’s investigation, it has become apparent that the records of hundreds of individuals suspected to be terrorists  have been deleted, due in large part to technical issues. Current legislation requires that biometric data collected…

Santa Monica Finds State Biometric System Worth Cost

Santa Monica Finds State Biometric System Worth Cost

California’s electronic fingerprint database system is proving popular among the state’s municipalities, if the case of Santa Monica is any indication. A staff report has recommended that the city continue paying the annual $55,800 cost to continue using the Live Scan service. Run by the California Department of Justice (DOJ), Live Scan is a biometric…