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.

 

Biometrics-backed digital ID in the spotlight as new laws and systems weighed around the world

The top news stories of the week on Biometric Update focus primarily on digital ID. Those stories cover government programs…

 

Denmark introduces mobile driver’s license in latest digital ID push

Danish citizens may now choose between carrying their physical driver’s license and the newly introduced digital driving ID, according to…

 

Mastercard digital ID trial with Australia Post and university expands

A digital ID trial Mastercard is carrying out at an Australia university has expanded following a successful first phase. The trial…

 

Germany to require fingerprints and biometric images for government IDs

The German parliament is implementing recently enacted EU regulations to require fingerprints and biometric images on national IDs, reports Mitteldeutsche…

 

More education needed for biometrics ethics in humanitarian context: Simprints webinar panel

The ethics of using biometrics in development and humanitarian projects can be difficult and confusing with important concepts that seem…

 

US needs national digital ID to compete with other world powers amid pandemic

Toomas Ilves addressed the German Marshall Fund (GMF) during a recent panel discussion on proposed tech policy reforms for the…

 

Biometric health passports discussed by tech firms and governments as COVID-19 vaccine approaches

Immunity passports are currently being considered in Chile, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, and the U.S., according to Zac Cohen, Chief…

 

VerifyMe Nigeria extends digital ID services with launch of real-time verification for vague addresses

VerifyMe Nigeria has introduced a new service to reduce delays and enhance accuracy in the process of verifying and authenticating…

 

South Africa plans biometric database integration to boost digital ID for service delivery

South Africa’s government has approved the Official Identity Management Policy, which would integrate the national population register with the biometric…

 

Aadhaar biometrics could support financial inclusion through fintechs

The biometric de-duplication capabilities of Aadhaar and the account aggregation capability of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) could enable…

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