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.

 

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…

 

HID Global completes De La Rue’s Citizen Identity Business acquisition

HID Global has finalized the acquisition process of De La Rue, a commercial issuer of banknotes and passports, in a…

 

Red Cross adopts new biometric data policy

Following a significant increase in the use of biometrics in different frameworks such as forensics, family link rebuilding or digital…

 

Comparitech analyzes government use of biometrics, surveillance and data sharing

A recent investigation into surveillance states and data privacy carried out by Comparitech concludes that not even top-ranked European countries…

 

Facial recognition dropped from Estonian national biometric system amid funding crunch

Estonia is planning to drop the facial recognition component of its new national biometric identification system due to budget constraints,…

 

Veridos appoints Andreas Räschmeier chief executive officer

Veridos has appointed Andreas Räschmeier CEO effective November 1. Veridos is the joint venture of the Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) security group…

 

Brazil plans massive centralized biometric database of all citizens to improve agency data sharing

The government of Brazil intends to collect a broad range of biographic and biometric information, including fingerprint, iris, face, voice,…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ID progress in Liberia, Idemia deal in Guinea

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

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