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NEC Australia is going to court to seek compensation from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) for the cancellation of…

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Digital ID in Africa this week: fresh calls for biometric voting in Zimbabwe, self-reliance in Nigeria and a possible UN biometric anti-terrorism platform

Biometrics news span issues of self-reliance, politics and counter-terrorism across Africa this week. Nigeria and Ghana continue to make progress…

 

Oakland moves closer to banning local agency use of facial recognition

Oakland City Council has unanimously approved an ordinance to ban local police from using biometric facial recognition in the first…

 

Fiji plans biometric national ID system

Fiji’s government is planning a new national identification system secured by facial recognition and other biometrics, replacing the several ID…

 

Disagreement and consensus building among African digital ID authorities at ID4Africa 2019

African government representatives and select other identity ecosystem stakeholders discussed the importance of building incentives by delivering high-priority services at…

 

Yoti approved to list services on the UK government’s G-Cloud framework

Yoti has once again been approved to list services under the UK Crown Commercial Services G-Cloud framework. According to the…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mobile money, tracking teachers and large SIM fines

National telecom watchdogs are fining mobile operators for not keeping up with SIM card registrations linked to ID, while in…

 

Taking biometric ID from rumors to government service delivery in Kenya

Kenya’s national ID project Huduma Namba was a topic of much discussion at ID4Africa 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The…

 

New South Wales plans major biometrics integration with transport system

The Government of New South Wales, Australia, is planning to make biometrics a central part of its future transport plans,…

 

Committee calls for national debate on UK single digital identifier plan for government services

British members of parliament have called for a national debate on the government’s plans to introduce a “single unique identifier”…

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