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Zimbabwe to use Hikvision facial recognition technology for border control

Zimbabwe’s government has confirmed that facial recognition AI technology donated by Chinese company Hikvision will be used for international border…

 

Telos ID awarded U.S. Census Bureau fingerprinting services subcontract

Telos Identity Management Solutions was awarded a subcontract under IndraSoft’s $64 million, multi-year contract to provide the U.S. Census Bureau…

 

Facial recognition for Aadhaar pushed back one month as Virtual ID deadline approaches

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has pushed back the implementation date for facial recognition as an Aadhaar authentication…

 

Vendor lock-in hindering African identity projects

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

 

Heightened privacy concerns arrive in Africa

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

 

Australian government suspends biometrics services contract with NEC

A Biometric Identification Services project for which NEC Australia has been working with the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC, formerly…

 

Civil liberties group attacks EC proposal for mandatory fingerprints in national IDs

Civil liberties organization Statewatch says the recent European Commission proposal that the inclusion of fingerprints in all national identity cards…

 

US Dept of State intends to award IDEMIA with facial recognition contract

Earlier this week the U.S. Department of State’s Consular Affairs office announced its plan to issue a new sole source…

 

Australia recognized for leadership on biometric travel measures

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), Australia continues to provide global leadership for biometrics-based travel facilitation efforts…

 

EFF sounds alarm over the DHS HART biometric database

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology (HART) database will likely become the largest repository of biometric…

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