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Civil ID is used to identify or verify the identity of individuals when interacting with governments, though increasingly it is also used for regulated private industries, such as mobile phone accounts. Government examples of civil ID use could include document issuance, border management, voter registration or employment background checks. Find Civil ID solutions here.

Canada’s chief information officer (CIO) says she is looking to refresh the country’s digital strategy with major reforms, one being…

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Australia still plugging gaps identified in digital ID system in 2019

An until-now unseen report from over three years ago suggests major changes to Australia’s digital ID system, some of which…

 

Indians facing barriers to abortion access, privacy breaches due to requests to show Aadhaar

The reporting by Politico of documents that show United States Supreme Court judges voted to overturn abortion rights, striking down the…

 

Concerns raised as Uganda plans DNA upgrade for biometric ID cards

Uganda’s next digital national ID card will add DNA biometrics to improve identity verification for service delivery, according to Kenyan…

 

ID security comes at a cost but so does refusing to participate in anti-fraud biometrics

If there is an answer to the U.S. federal government’s digital identification migraine, it is not obvious. The start of…

 

European Commission extends deadline for digital identity framework proposals

The European Commission has pushed back the deadline for the second wave of Digital Europe Programme proposals that includes the European…

 

NSW contracts Thoughtworks for digital birth certificates

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has contracted Canadian consultancy firm Thoughtworks for the design and…

 

Taiwan digital COVID certificates add national ID for identity verification

Taiwan’s COVID-19 certificate of vaccination and test results now includes the bearer’s national ID number, according to the Taipei Times….

 

Biometric IDs underperforming or accompanying international tensions

Travel documents are one of those facts of life that only seem truly important when the world feels like it…

 

Estonia signs SK ID as mobile digital ID provider after search for alternatives

Estonia’s government has inked a five-year contract for digital identity application Mobile-ID with company SK ID, completing a search that…

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