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Hyderabad-based Syntizen is currently in talks with multiple Indian State Governments to provide its subsidy management and Aadhaar-masking technologies, The…

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Technical issues delay Belarus’ January introduction of biometric passports

In March, Belarus was announcing its decision to push back biometric passports from release in January 2019 to January 2020….

 

Portland and Denver consider bans on municipal agency use of facial recognition

Portland’s data governance workgroup has published a draft of an ordinance which would prohibit local government agencies from using biometric…

 

Biometric registration keeps Brazilian voters in line for hours

Voters in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza waited for hours in mile-long lines on Saturday at the Ceará Event Center…

 

Africa digital ID update: biometrics for voter ID in Niger, SIM registration in Liberia and pot farm security in Lesotho

This week sets a good example of the broadening impact of biometrics and digital ID across Africa. Beyond deals for…

 

Scottish Justice Secretary talks ethics, calls biometrics bill “narrow”

As Scotland is looking into new legislation for the role of biometrics commissioner, Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf believes the use…

 

Madeira digital ID pilots with Tactilis biometric cards to begin ahead of 2020 roll-out

The Government of Madeira and Tactilis are proceeding with pilots of the new digital identity platform the company has completed…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ghost-busting in Ghana, resolving double registration status in Kenya

Kenya dominated digital ID developments this week. What could have been its biggest story – downgrading the new role of…

 

U.S. Homeland Security to hold biometrics for 259M people by 2022 and seeks new capabilities

The IDENT database held by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will hold biometric data from at least 259…

 

Trueface wins Air Force facial recognition contract as other government deployments court controversy

Trueface has been awarded its second contract for biometric facial recognition technology from the U.S. Air Force, to help secure…

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