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Daily Dashboard | US states tying unemployment benefits to facial recognition and more biometric news Related reading: Will China’s new certification rules be a popular legal path for outbound data transfers?



  • CNN reports on the moves by U.S. state governments to use facial recognition as a means of verification to apply for and collect unemployment benefits. As of July 19, 27 states are contracting technology from facial recognition provider and 25 states are actively using the software.
  • The United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled the Mauritius government violated individuals' rights to privacy with its National Identity Card Act, which passed in 2013. The committee found no adequate safeguards were in place to protect biometric data, including fingerprints, on the card.

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