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Articles By William McCurdy

Will McCurdy is a London-based freelance journalist and holds a degree from the University of York. His work has previously appeared in The Evening Standard, The i, VICE, Fast Company, The Daily Beast, The Times of London, TechRadar, Decrypt Media, and AltFi.

 

National ID cards launched in DRC, remain uncollected in Ghana

The Democratic Republic of Congo has launched its new national ID card, in an official ceremony where current president Félix…

 

Biometric passports could be a year away for Dominican Republic

Officials of the Dominican Republic have begun what they say will be a yearlong process to introduce electronic passports. The…

 

Dutch govt kicks off rolling deployment of digital ID law

The Netherlands has enacted its Digital Government Act, which defines how Dutch government agencies and semi-government organizations create secure digital…

 

EU weighs decoupling biometric travel database for EES from ETIAS

A policy analysis document has revealed potential plans to decouple two planned EU databases both containing biometric information, the Entry/Exit…

 

Colombia adds biometrics to election process, Guyana presses on with the current system

Colombia has launched a biometric web platform for candidates registering to participate in its upcoming 2023 territorial elections, which will…

 

Deepfake fraud fears mount after Progress Corp hack

Fears are mounting among some commentators about the rise of deepfake scams, following the hack of U.S. file transfer software…

 

Mastercard approves BCC to issue Zwipe biometric payment cards

Mastercard has granted Taiwanese firm Beautiful Card Corporation (BCC) approval to bring to market biometric payment cards built on the…

 

ECJ hits Russia with human rights violations due to facial recognition use

The European Court of Human Rights (ECJ) has decided unanimously that Russia is guilty of human rights violations due to…

 

India doubles down on biometrics to prevent tax fraud, Aadhaar authentication use cases expand

India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) is set to implement biometric authentication to help curb “rampant” Goods…

 

Keyless now ISO/IEC 27001 compliant, HID gets SOC 2 Type 2 certification

Biometric authentication firm Keyless Technologies has recently achieved the ISO/IEC 27001 certification, a global standard for information security management. The…

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