Recently, there has been a considerable amount of biometrics activity in the ‘Land Down Under’, and this week certainly proved to be no different. The Australian government announced that it expects to roll out a facial recognition matching system next year that will allow law enforcement agencies to share facial images amongst themselves.
An independent report has found that Australia’s federal government has failed to perform adequate privacy impact assessments on nearly 90 percent of the national security measures it has passed over the past 14 years, according to independent research.
And finally, the country’s NSW Police Force is looking to provide officers with portable fingerprint scanners to be used with a fleet of Samsung smartphones and body-worn video cameras which are being slowly rolled out across the force. ∞∞∞∞∞ MORE »»»»