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Articles By Frank Hersey

Frank Hersey is a tech reporter for Biometric Update covering Africa-related biometrics and digital identity news. He is based in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Before arriving in West Africa last year, Frank was based in Beijing and worked primarily for TechNode, the China partner for TechCrunch.

A growing list of a suspect’s characteristics is being deduced from crime scene DNA samples by the Australian Federal Police…

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Contactless biometric international travel: Eurostar trial, Idemia ID2Travel ecosystem

International travel may have entered another round of setbacks with the emergence of the Omicron COVID variant, but biometrics firms…

 

Socure targets public sector expansion with hiring of an ex Federal CIO chief

Digital identity verification and fraud detection firm Socure has set its sights on further expansion into the public sector by…

 

Acquisitions see Moody’s bolster KYC, Sterling and Unico each expand across verticals

Several businesses are extending the reach of their digital identity capabilities or bringing them in-house with acquisitions. Moody’s strengthens its…

 

Campaigners threaten UK ICO with legal action over lack of age verification for porn

A group of children’s charities has written to the Information Commissioner’s Office to threaten a high court challenge if it…

 

Australian government digital transformation plan light on ID

Australia has formally announced an ambitious plan to make the entire Australian Public Service available online in a way that…

 

Digital ID data and fragility: the Dark Side of Identity, Part 2

What can happen with data amid the realities of fragile environments such as places of conflict, natural disaster or political…

 

2022 is when biometric payment cards will go mainstream: SPA report

An increasing number of pilots and now commercial rollouts of biometric payment cards, plus the development of standards all point…

 

$86M DRC biometric driving license deal for Inkript sister company amid choppy contracting

Little-known Congolese company Otojuste has won a US$86 million public-private partnership contract with DRC’s Transport Ministry to produce the country’s…

 

Clearview AI faces provisional $23M fine, cease and delete notice from UK regulator

Following a joint investigation with its counterpart in Australia, the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced its provisional intent…

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