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Authorities in Jamaica are considering linking the national identification number (NIN) to the taxpayer’s registration number (TRN) once pending digital…

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Canada engages business group to establish digital identity standards

Canada’s CIO Strategy Council has been engaged by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and Innovation Science and Economic Development…

 

Nepal considers $14M biometric national ID card bids from Thales and Idemia

Competing bids from Thales and Idemia are being considered by Nepal’s government for a national biometric ID card program, which…

 

Togo launches tender for national biometric identification scheme

The National Agency for Identification of Togo (ANID) has launched an international call to tender for the design, supply, installation…

 

DOD’s digital ID and access management tools could be live in a year

The Department of Defense says that its digital ID, credentialing and access management project, first trialed in 2018, will serve…

 

UK and Australian governments renew investments in digital identity services

The Government Digital Service (GDS) in the UK has invested more than £5 million (roughly $7.06 million) in Digidentity and…

 

Indian government developing family digital ID, health app sparks consent concerns

India’s federal government is in the preliminary stages of developing a ‘Universal Family ID,’ similar to India’s current biometric Aadhaar…

 

Canada requests bids to develop biometric management office strategy

The Canada Border Services Agency has invited 15 groups to submit proposals as it attempts to stand up an Office…

 

Cameroon launches enrollment campaign for biometric youth card

A process to enroll youth between the ages of 18 and 35 for a biometric youth card program is currently…

 

Togo readies for biometric ID launch with awareness-raising campaign

Togo is preparing for the launch of its national biometric ID scheme by planning an awareness-raising campaign. The Ministry of…

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