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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.

Biometrics companies seem to be working hard through the summer, in part to stand up contactless technology to support the…

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Voluntary Aadhaar biometrics use expanded to more government services, but advocates worry about exclusion

The use of Aadhaar biometrics is expanding to prevent social welfare fraud, enable innovation and pass on knowledge, and for…

 

Lack of digital identity policy progress, errors spark frustration in UK, Australia

UK tech sector representative TechUK has sent an urgent request to DCMS secretary of state Oliver Dowden, drawing attention to…

 

DHS S&T seeks submissions for COVID-19 mitigation and prevention

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is using its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP) to issue a call…

 

New data protection agency may be coming to Taiwan with national digital ID cards

Taiwan may soon establish a new agency dedicated to personal data protection to support the secure launch of its national…

 

Biometric data protection policy guidance in Quebec, update in Vermont and warning in Lithuania

A new guide to implementing biometrics in compliance with Quebec’s data protection laws has been published by the Commission on…

 

Biometric ID card and passport issuance in Czech Republic and Cyprus, mobile registration in Fiji

The government of the Czech Republic is in talks to issue ID cards that include fingerprint and facial biometric data…

 

Government biometrics programs and national ID card contracts in Africa need more transparency

This week’s events show a wide variance in the success of biometrics projects, and the diverse nature of digital ID…

 

ID4Africa webinar shows gradual shift of digital ID systems in Africa towards individual control beginning

Should national identity schemes, biometrics-backed or otherwise, use a single unique digital ID number to identify people for different services,…

 

Most secrecy about biometric surveillance of Covid-19 is harmful

Warnings about how biometric surveillance tools are being used to suppress transmission of Covid-19 continue to mount. A recent paper…

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