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.

 

Thales receives Frost & Sullivan award for tech innovation with Gemalto digital ID wallet

Frost & Sullivan has awarded Thales with the 2019 Global Company of the Year award for the Gemalto digital ID…

 

Signicat joins European taskforce to standardize digital identity proofing

Signicat’s Jon Ølnes has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) taskforce to work with five other experts on developing European standards…

 

Proof of life: The past, present, and future of identity

This is a guest post by Archit Lohokare, Chief Product Officer at Idaptive. The U.S. 2020 Census, according to its own…

 

Biometrics for charity in Nigeria, electoral audit demand in Malawi, WURI funding for West Africa

While in recent weeks the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic led to the disabling of biometric systems based on fears of spreading…

 

Yoti postpones 2020 Digital Identity Fellowship program

Yoti has for now suspended the launch of its 2020 Digital Identity Fellowship program, said Ken Banks, head of social…

 

National digital IDs are essential, but can they be made secure?

Secure identity credentials are taken for granted by anyone who has had one since secondary school, but they are fundamental…

 

Biometric verification failing for some government crisis grant recipients in India and Pakistan

Postal workers in the Hisar region of India’s Haryana State have delivered 19.4 million Rupees (roughly US$260,000) directly to recipients…

 

Poor encryption exposes biometric database of 4.5 million Israeli citizens

The private information of some 4.5 million Israeli citizens, including biometric facial features, stored in the Transportation Ministry database for…

 

Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

 

Idemia granted patents for document fraud detection and image enhancement

Two U.S. patents with potential identity and biometrics implications, one issued April 21 for a “Method For Determining A Point…

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