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.

 

Trust lacking as African digital ID systems expand

A pair of editorials suggest that government digital ID initiatives in West Africa and East Africa are facing a shortfall…

 

UK unveils enhanced border control plans with digital ID for visas

The UK has unveiled new plans to fully digitalize the country’s visa system, including digital ID integration. The move was…

 

Canadian digital identity strategy to emphasize open standards for interoperability

Canada has launched a new strategy for its digital operations, which focusses significantly on the need for trusted digital identities…

 

Investments in airport biometrics and health pass adoption grow as sector reopens

Aviation sector investments in biometrics and digital health pass adoption feature in the most-read news coverage on Biometric Update this…

 

PhilSys digital ID enables 2.4M new financial inclusion accounts

More than 2.4 million unbanked registrants to the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys) national digital ID have signed up for LandBank…

 

Acuant selfie biometrics to secure Airside digital health pass

Acuant has engaged Airside in a partnership that seeks to prioritize privacy in the handling of biometrics and personal data…

 

Good Health Pass Collaborative lobbies G7 for universal acceptance

The Good Health Pass Collaborative, a multi-sector global initiative launched by ID2020 in February, has called on members of the…

 

ACLU urges hard questions on mDLs to protect digital ID privacy

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is warning of the potential dangers mobile driver’s license (mDL) adoption in America could…

 

Aadhaar biometric ID not mandatory for vaccine, essential public services: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has said no citizen should be denied access to COVID-19 vaccines or other…

 

6 requirements for successful vaccine passports in new report

The UK’s Ada Lovelace Institute, author of several recent substantive reports on emerging biometric systems, has another, on COVID vaccine…

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