Civil / National ID

Civil ID is used to identify or verify the identity of individuals when interacting with governments. Examples of this could be for the purposes of document issuance, border management, voter registration or employment background checks. Find Civil ID solutions here.

 

Blockchain and biometrics leveraged for digital birth certificate in Brazil

The birth of a baby in Brazil has been registered on a blockchain through a biometric process in what was…

 

Idemia launches new fingerprint biometric FINRA service and holds document training with INTERPOL

Idemia has announced the launch of a new biometric fingerprint service for U.S. financial institutions to meet industry background check…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Data protection in Togo, biometrics secure welfare payments in Zambia

Positive news for digital ID across Africa as Togo votes through legislation to protect personal data and how it is…

 

UNICEF releases guidelines for use of biometric technology on children

UNICEF has released two documents outlining guidelines for the secure, efficient, and transparent use of children’s biometrics. While biometric technology…

 

New ID verification and biometric technologies, partnerships, and coverage announced

Veridos is unveiling its SwipeUp ID, a new technology for authenticating the validity of identity documents, at the upcoming SecurityPrinters…

 

Apple looks into replacing physical IDs with digital credentials on iPhone, Apple Car

Apple has applied for two patents titled “Identity Credential Verification Techniques” that discuss the possibility of replacing traditional driver’s licenses…

 

UNHCR using biometric iris scanning to register Syrian refugees coming into Iraq

United Nations’ refugee agency the UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) has been using biometric iris scans to register refugees,…

 

Digital rights groups call for moratorium on biometrics in digital ID systems

Digital rights organization Access Now has posted an open letter to its website, co-signed by numerous other organizations in the…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

Costa Rica plans to add facial recognition to national biometric identification system

Three years ago, Costa Rica announced it would issue citizens ePassports by 2020. Now the government has announced another plan…

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