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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

The UK Home Office has contracted WorldReach Software to provide digital enrollment with facial recognition and liveness detection through user…

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South African biometric grant system suspended to end public sector workers’ strike

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has suspended the use of its biometric system for social benefit payments after…

 

IRS still needs to strengthen taxpayer authentication, protect PII

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) “ability to continuously monitor its current authentication methods, while also looking ahead to new identity…

 

Biometrics Institute publishes questions for organizations to ask for responsible use

The Biometrics Institute has published a set of five questions for organizations to ask in order to ensure the responsible…

 

Singapore to integrate facial recognition into national digital identity system

The government of Singapore will create a centralized biometric system as part of its National Digital Identity (NDI) system, beginning…

 

EU digital identity regulation reaches full effect

The European Union’s electronic identification, authentication and trust services (eIDAS) regulation has come into full effect, with all EU countries…

 

IJIS Institute creates Biometrics Task Force

Public sector technology non-profit the IJIS Institute has created a new Biometrics Task Force to promote awareness of biometric technology,…

 

Progress made, but CBP still confronts challenges implementing biometric entry-exit program

While Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “made considerable progress developing and implementing a biometric capability to track air passenger exits…

 

U.S. agencies working on standard for seamless communication between biometric databases

The U.S. Defense Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security are planning to establish a new standard in…

 

Afghanistan to procure 24,000 biometric units to identify voters in upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) has reached an agreement to use biometric systems to ensure the legitimacy of upcoming elections,…

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