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The UK Home Office has accidentally deleted an estimated 150,000 arrest history records from the Police National Computer (PNC), including…

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Cayman Islands launches tender for national digital ID cards via proposal request

The Cayman Islands’ e-government team in the Ministry of Commerce, Planning and Infrastructure, are in the final stages of preparing…

 

Taiwan puts digital ID project on hold, Japan plans to expand use of My Number card

Taiwan authorities says they are deferring plans for the issuance of a digital ID card until crucial issues related to…

 

Idemia NSS to provide biometrics and identity services at 4,000 US post offices

Idemia National Security Solutions (NSS) has won a contract from the U.S. Postal Service to provide biometrics capturing and in-person identity…

 

Uganda gets 38,500 biometric voter verification devices for Thursday’s polls

The electoral commission of Uganda says it has procured 38,500 SmartMatic biometric voter verification machines (BVVMs) at a cost of…

 

Stakeholders fear deadline for linking biometric ID to SIM cards in Nigeria won’t be met

One of the major subjects dominating discussions in Nigeria at the moment is the move by the federal government to…

 

Barbados hopes digital ID card rollout helps COVID-19 contact tracing, Belgium restarts issuance

The Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, has said she believes fast-tracking the introduction of a new multipurpose digital ID…

 

Afghanistan plans biometric registration at madrassas to improve security, curricula

The Afghan government plans to conduct biometric registration of students and staff of madrassas around the country, as part of…

 

Criticism sparked by delay of biometric election systems unveiling in Uganda, procurement in Kenya

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) is being asked to provide details on its Biometric Voter Verification Kits (BVVK) and related technologies…

 

Vietnam embraces digital ID, smart cities, and robots in digital transformation

Vietnam’s rapid adoption of digital ID, smart cities, and AI have fueled a remarkable leap into the digital age. According…

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