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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.

Concerns about the safety of personal data to be collected for Jamaica’s National Identity System (NIDS) program have again been…

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Colorado debates giving consumers biometric rights, including to sue vendors

A Colorado state representative is pushing a bill he introduced last month that would give people more control over their…

 

Governments advance digital identity services in Germany, UAE, Seychelles

A number of federal and governmental institutions have recently announced updates to their biometric and digital identity platforms. In Germany,…

 

Secret biometric ‘migrant database’ in UK has privacy advocates uneasy

A UK publication alleges that a unit in the national government has built a secret biometrics database with information on…

 

Balancing the ‘power over’ and ‘power to’ when it comes to biometrics and humanitarian aid

Incessant debate in research circles about how best to deliver global humanitarian aid is not pausing when it comes to…

 

Estonia approves biometric database for law enforcement system

The Estonian government has approved the establishment of a database for forensic searches by law enforcement with an Automated Biometric…

 

Togo to reveal biometric civil ID project tender details

Togo’s National Identification Agency (ANID) is holding a webinar on April 2, 2021 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm (UT) to…

 

EU expresses ‘critical concerns’ with parliament’s biometric register

The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has expressed critical concerns earlier this week about the European Parliament’s plans to install…

 

India plans to assign digital ID numbers to plots of land nationwide

India is expecting to ascribe digital ID numbers to all parcels of land in the country by March 2022 in…

 

Digital ID accelerates, faces obstacles across the world

While the adoption of biometric digital IDs is being accelerated around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic in countries…

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