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19 December 2019

USA: Federal study confirms racial bias of many facial-recognition systems, casts doubt on their expanding use

Author: Drew Harwell, Washington Post

Facial-recognition systems misidentified people of color more often than white people, a landmark federal study released... shows, casting new doubts on a rapidly expanding investigative technique widely used by law enforcement across the United States...

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23 July 2018

NGOs accuse French companies of contributing to state repression in Egypt, mixed response from companies

In July 2018, a group of international, French, and Egyptian NGOs published a report accusing several French companies of profiting from Egypt's military crackdown on dissent. According to the report, these companies have "participated in the bloody...

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11 July 2018

IDEMIA responded

Following a public tender, IDEMIA signed in 2012 an 8-year contract with the Egyptian State for the supply and maintenance of printers for identity cards personalization, as well as the related software package. The company also supplied the State with...

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