The road to disastrous biometric data collection is paved with good intentions

Leif-Nissen Lundbæk Contributor Share on Twitter Leif-Nissen Lundbæk is the co-founder and CEO of Xayn. He specializes in privacy-preserving AI. More posts by this contributor Kill the standard privacy notice There has been a rather fervent acceleration in planned biometric data collection in recent months. If you’re not worried about it, you should be. In […]

The coming reckoning: Showing ROI from threat intelligence

Chris Jacob Contributor Chris Jacob serves as global vice president, Threat Intelligence Engineers at ThreatQuotient and previously held leadership roles at SourceFire, Fidelis Cybersecurity and Webroot. Threat intelligence has been a part of cyber defense processes in the private sector for nearly a decade now. Many threat intelligence teams were initially composed of classically trained […]

Clearview AI told it broke Australia’s privacy law, ordered to delete data

After Canada, now Australia has found that controversial facial recognition company, Clearview AI, broke national privacy laws when it covertly collected citizens’ facial biometrics and incorporated them into its AI-powered identity matching service — which it sells to law enforcement agencies and others. In a statement today, Australia’s information commissioner and privacy commissioner, Angelene Falk, […]

European Parliament backs ban on remote biometric surveillance

The European Parliament has voted to back a total ban on biometric mass surveillance. AI-powered remote surveillance technologies such as facial recognition have huge implications for fundamental rights and freedoms like privacy but are already creeping into use in public in Europe. To respect “privacy and human dignity”, MEPs said that EU lawmakers should pass […]