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News, interviews and reports relating to government contracts for biometric systems used in eGovernment, border control, national security and national ID.

Scytáles AB has won the contract to build the European Digital Identity Wallet, together with its partner Netcompany-Intrasoft. The contract…

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Private sector involvement in ID verification: successes, failures and inaction

Public private partnerships can play an important role in deploying elements of digital identity, if not the entire scheme. Bringing…

 

Australia launches myGov digital identity mobile app, ‘at long last’

After long delays, the Australian government’s myGov mobile app has launched, with integrated biometric facial recognition log-in capabilities and a…

 

UK and Ukraine sign digital trade deal, collaborate on digital identity

The UK and Ukraine have agreed a digital trade deal which is intended to help the Ukrainian economy and future…

 

Veridos seals deal for Latvia biometric passport, to unveil new security features for IDs

Germany-based integrated digital ID solutions provider Veridos has announced a deal for the delivery of over a million biometric passports…

 

Children, interoperability, billion-dollar fines and browser biometrics: the Online Safety Bill

The UK government’s effectively crowd-sourced draft Online Safety Bill has managed yet another twist. Gone is the provision to regulate…

 

Thai government partners with 7-Eleven to issue digital IDs

The Digital Government Development Agency (DGA) in Thailand is using technology integrator Counter Service to create a new channel to…

 

Pensioners go biometric in India, Philippines to keep receiving payments

There is no retiring from technology for pensioners in India and the Philippines. India is pushing Aadhaar-based faced authentication for…

 

SuperCom wins $4.25M contract for biometric monitoring in California

SuperCom’s subsidiary, Leaders in Community Alternatives (LCA), has been awarded a new contract by a Northern California county to provide…

 

UK government moves against Chinese-made security cameras in public sector

The UK Government Security Group has instructed government departments to stop deploying security cameras provided by Chinese companies subject to…

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