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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.

The Bangladesh government may impose a minimal user fee on the country’s digital ID verification service to make the existing…

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TSA administrator makes an abbreviated case for more money for biometrics

‘Tis the season for U.S. federal bureaucrats to extoll recent accomplishments and ask Congress on bended knee for only enough…

 

Inspector General sees big things for US Post Office’s ID verification capabilities

Could the U.S. Postal Service, the federal government’s most trusted agency, become the nation’s ID verifier of choice? An inspector…

 

Canadian CIO outlines strategy with digital ID focus

Canada’s chief information officer (CIO) says she is looking to refresh the country’s digital strategy with major reforms, one being…

 

Australia still plugging gaps identified in digital ID system in 2019

An until-now unseen report from over three years ago suggests major changes to Australia’s digital ID system, some of which…

 

US senators want FTC probe into ID.me

A group of Democratic senators led by Senator Ron Wyden have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ID.me for allegedly…

 

Concerns raised as Uganda plans DNA upgrade for biometric ID cards

Uganda’s next digital national ID card will add DNA biometrics to improve identity verification for service delivery, according to Kenyan…

 

ID security comes at a cost but so does refusing to participate in anti-fraud biometrics

If there is an answer to the U.S. federal government’s digital identification migraine, it is not obvious. The start of…

 

European Commission extends deadline for digital identity framework proposals

The European Commission has pushed back the deadline for the second wave of Digital Europe Programme proposals that includes the European…

 

NSW contracts Thoughtworks for digital birth certificates

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has contracted Canadian consultancy firm Thoughtworks for the design and…

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