Civil / National ID

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.

 

Digital ID boosted by global organizations and biometrics providers, proposed legislation

Biometrics in support of digital ID, and the growing momentum towards digital credentials in general made up the main theme…

 

Author of US digital ID bill discusses central role of biometrics in ID2020 webinar

When they are finally established, U.S. digital IDs will likely be based on smartphones and biometrics, U.S. Congressman Bill Foster,…

 

Immunity passports: Stepping ahead only to fall behind

Guest post by Zac Cohen, Chief Operating Officer at Trulioo. The COVID-19 pandemic stopped much of the world in its…

 

Guinea’s biometrics-backed foundational identity pilot shows open-source benefits

Using open-source technology to stand up a foundational digital identity system with biometrics allows governments to use their human resources…

 

Irish initiative seeks privacy-focused digital identity, AU10TIX verifies ID for Uber cash payments

The Emerald Consortium has unveiled the Emerald Project, a plan to foster the adoption of digital identity credentials for routine issuance…

 

UK government engaging private sector on digital identity as vital economic opportunity

It is an eventful week for the adoption of digital identification solutions at a governmental level. The UK Minister for…

 

South Africa & DRC: Government biometrics contracts raise mismanagement concerns

Changes to government contracts with private contractors and their partners have come under scrutiny in two countries this week. In…

 

Acuant joins DIACC, Paiblock and Infineon launch digital ID solutions for government services

Digital government services continue to be a hot topic, with Acuant joining the group leading Canada’s digital ID efforts, a…

 

Mastercard biometric digital identity service selected by Australian telecom for all channels

Mastercard has partnered with Australian telecom Optus to integrate the payments company’s biometrically-secured digital identity service ‘ID’ with its mobile, voice,…

 

UNECA expert highlights importance of digital ID for Africa’s post COVID-19 economy

The Lead Advisor for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA’s) Digital Centre of Excellence, Tunde Fafunwa, has explained…

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