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Articles By Joel R. McConvey

Joel McConvey is a creative content producer and digital specialist who helps people and organizations tell their story across platforms, and meet the challenges of a digital culture that changes quickly and often. Reach him on Twitter @jrmcconvey.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it will implement a more streamlined login process for veterans to access…

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Physical IDs no longer mandatory in Azerbaijan, where 65% use digital identity

Physical and digital IDs have reached parity in Azerbaijan, where the government has announced that identity information provided through the…

 

Quebec digital strategy commits to digital ID by 2028

The government of Quebec has released its 2024-2028 Government Cybersecurity and Digital Strategy, which a release says aims to propel…

 

Digital ID and SSI to cause radical shift in travel experience by 2035

Verifiable digital credentials and digital wallets took center stage at the recent Phocuswright Europe conference in Barcelona, with professionals from…

 

‘Highly effective age assurance’ poorly defined in Ofcom consult, says AVPA

The Age Verification Provider’s Association (AVPA) has issued an extensive response to the UK regulator’s consultation on “Protecting children from…

 

Invixium acquires Triax with plans to expand beyond access control

Toronto-headquartered biometric access control firm Invixium has acquired Connecticut workforce optimization software firm Triax Technologies. A release says Triax’s AI-based…

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina digital ID agency refutes claim it overstepped authority

Another bureaucratic fight has broken out between a national identity agency and its attendant government, this time in Bosnia and…

 

NZ government asks for help understanding facial recognition

The government of New Zealand has issued a request for information, as it aims to better understand facial recognition amid…

 

Malta officials deny allegations they issued 18K ID cards to foreigners for bribes

The former senior manager of Malta’s Identita, Ryan Spagnol, is suing former MP Jason Azzopardi for libel over allegations that…

 

SITA extends contract with Heathrow as biometrics expand in airports globally

The global network of biometrics and digital identity systems for smoother air travel and border control is growing daily. Major…

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