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Facial recognition stories

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Privacy Commissioner mulls biometrics code of practice
Fri, 16th Dec 2022
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facial recognition
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identity
The Privacy Commissioner is looking into whether the use of biometrics needs to be regulated by a new code of practice.
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Outdoor advertisers using smart technology to reach more customers
Tue, 13th Dec 2022
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advertising
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facial recognition
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digital advertising
Technology that lets outdoor advertisers track people in the street is spreading, though the marketing industry says it is at pains not to invade privacy.
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Foodstuffs trialling an expansion of facial recognition tech to further stores
Mon, 28th Nov 2022
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data analytics
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facial recognition
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identity
Foodstuffs has admitted it uses facial recognition in some North Island stores and says it is undertaking a trial of the technology at further stores to test its effectiveness in crime reduction.
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Identity Check online system pilot launched despite gaps over privacy, rights
Tue, 22nd Nov 2022
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privacy
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ministry of social development
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dia
The government is banking on an online system for checking people's identity despite persistent gaps around its implications for humans rights, ethics and Māori.
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Incode partners with Hoteza for biometric check-in
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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cloud
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biometrics
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facial recognition
Incode has announced a new strategic partnership with Hoteza, which is said to offer seamless and secure hotel self-check-In through biometric authentication.
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Exclusive: HID offers cutting-edge access management
Mon, 31st Oct 2022
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facial recognition
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hid global
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fingerprint scanners
HID powers the hardware and software that help businesses, schools and governments secure access and allow insight into their people, places and things.
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Iris biometrics market set to expand nearly 4X by 2030
Thu, 13th Oct 2022
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biometrics
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it in healthcare
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facial recognition
"This shift toward iris biometrics technology is creating lucrative opportunities for biometric solution providers."
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Incode Omni to be sold in Indonesia by TOTM Technologies
Fri, 9th Sep 2022
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surveillance
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biometrics
Incode and TOTM Technologies have formed a strategic partnership to meet accelerated demand for Omnichannel identity experiences in Indonesia.
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Benefits vs risks of facial recognition technology
Wed, 17th Aug 2022
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surveillance
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biometrics
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facial recognition
Once a distant, futuristic concept, facial recognition technology is now found in many technological applications with a variety of different functions. 
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Māori data specialists not consulted on facial recognition technology - data sovereignty expert
Thu, 28th Jul 2022
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big data
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bi
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surveillance
Māori data specialists are accusing the government of ignoring them while going ahead and expanding the reach of facial recognition technology.
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DeFi blockchain ecosystem powered by facial recognition becomes Aus first
Fri, 21st Jan 2022
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surveillance
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biometrics
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blockchain
BAXE has partnered with IDEMIA and Haventec to launch the first decentralised blockchain ecosystem using a facial authentication solution for identity verification in Australia.
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Review prompts police to halt plans to use facial recognition technology
Mon, 13th Dec 2021
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Police are pressing pause for now on using facial recognition technology to identify people off live camera feeds, but will still use it on stored footage.
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Australia's OAIC orders Clearview AI to delete all images of Australians in landmark privacy win
Mon, 8th Nov 2021
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biometrics
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facial recognition
Clearview AI does not comply with the Privacy Act 1988 and ‘interfered with the privacy of Australian invidividuals’.
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Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Torutek?
Fri, 30th Jul 2021
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ai
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surveillance
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biometrics
We speak to CEO Chris Yu to learn about Torutek, a New Zealand-based software firm harnessing the power of AI, IoT, and facial recognition.
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Facial recognition company Vix Vizion enhances product for AU hospitality workers
Tue, 6th Jul 2021
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surveillance
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biometrics
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facial recognition
Australian facial biometrics and analytics organisation Vix Vizion has responded to user feedback and released an improved user interface.  
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Software-based facial recognition in payments industry to dominate by 2025
Tue, 13th Apr 2021
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surveillance
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biometrics
There will be more than 1.4 billion users of facial recognition software used for payments alone in 2025, up from 671 million in 2020.
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How to stage large-scale events in COVID-19 era
Thu, 18th Feb 2021
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surveillance
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biometrics
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events
The solution manages workforce needs for public events, plus supports contactless clock on and contact tracing.
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Facial recognition control solution hits ANZ
Thu, 26th Nov 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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facial recognition
The facial recognition reader scans users’ faces to identify them before providing access.
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South Australian Govt names Vix Vizion as official provider of facial recognition software
Tue, 3rd Nov 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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government
Vix Vizion’s Australian-owned Imagus Facial Recognition Software has been approved as an officially recognised solution, and placed on the government's website for licensed premises and systems integrators to contact.
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COVID-19 crushes fingerprint reader market
Mon, 19th Oct 2020
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surveillance
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smart cities
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biometrics
However, the biometrics market is expected to regain momentum with alternatives already beginning to find their feet.
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Addressing the knowledge gap in the Australian security industry
Fri, 24th Jul 2020
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video
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surveillance
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saas
Nowadays, access control can be combined with video and alarm systems, which can, in turn, link up with licence plate recognition, audio and facial solutions.
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Australians uneasy about facial recognition tech - report
Tue, 26th May 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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cybersecurity
Half of Australians believe their privacy is being invaded by the tech, and two-thirds think they should be able to opt out of databases using it.
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D-Link brings thermal scan/facial recognition camera to ANZ
Tue, 19th May 2020
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surveillance
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biometrics
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facial recognition
The device can scan a large crowd and automatically raise an alert if a person with an elevated temperature is found.
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What lies beneath – the new power of video
Mon, 11th May 2020
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saas
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video
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surveillance
Top-line cameras now have computing chips inbuilt, which allow them to perform high-level tasks such as self-learning video analytics and advanced functionality across multiple sensors, such as blocking part of a view to maintain privacy.
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