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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

Legislation introduced in April by a group of South Korea lawmakers to allow the government to collect and retain fingerprints…

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IDEMIA awarded fingerprint contract by UK Home Office Biometrics Programme

The United Kingdom Home Office Biometrics (HOB) Programme has awarded IDEMIA a five year contract to deliver a new fingerprint…

 

Plurilock strikes distribution deal with Carahsoft to offer behavioral biometrics to federal agencies

Workplace authentication provider Plurilock Security Systems has announced a distribution partnership to make its proof-of-presence identity assurance solution available to…

 

New South Wales allocates AU$52.6M for national biometric system rollout

The state government of New South Wales has allocated AU$52.6 million (US$38.8 million) over four years, beginning in 2018-2019, to…

 

Indian IT Minister says Aadhaar saves government millions per year, backs 880 million bank accounts

Indian IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the Aadhaar program at a ministry conference and declined to say what the…

 

NEC responds to Australian biometrics services contract termination

NEC has responded to the recent cancelation of its biometric identity services (BIS) contract with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission…

 

European Council receives mandate to develop framework for biometric data interoperability

The Permanent Representatives Committee of the European Council has endorsed a mandate for talks on two regulations to provide a…

 

Govt grant helps Argus TrueID develop biometric platform

Ken Farrow, Executive Chairman of Argus TrueID recently hosted the Australian Federal Minister for Jobs and Innovation to demonstrate how…

 

Identity industry lessons from the 2018 ID4Africa survey

Every year ID4Africa conducts an extensive survey of professionals at African identity authorities about topics such as priorities and challenges,…

 

Australian government cancels NEC biometrics services contract

Australia’s Federal Government has terminated a contract for Biometric Identification Services (BIS) with NEC Australia due to project delays, ARN…

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