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The World Bank is reported to be working on a project to support the development of Jordan’s digital public infrastructure…

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Digital ID can boost GDP of implementing countries up to 13%: UNECA

Statistics and data experts have posited that properly implemented digital ID systems have the potential to significantly boost the economies…

 

Vietnam targets digital transformation of public services with DNA-backed ID

Vietnam’s government is making a push for its national digital transformation project, formally labeled “Developing an Application for Population Database,…

 

Thailand deploying digital IDs in economic zone to boost business

The Thai government says to launch a physical/digital identification program as early as September. It will be integrated with a…

 

Austroads publishes EOI for digital credentialing service providers

Austroads, an association of the Australian and New Zealand transport agencies across all levels of government, has issued its previously…

 

Australia wants to include more providers in national digital ID scheme

The Australian government is working on expanding the national digital ID system to include more digital ID providers – and…

 

OPC says Canadian agencies needed better authentication tools to prevent breach

Canada’s privacy chief says weak digital identity authentication and poor interdepartmental communication is to blame for a 2020 data breach…

 

Philippines LTO accused of delaying switch to Dermalog system, costing motorists

An investigation has been launched in the Philippines into corruption allegations against Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Assistant Secretary Vigor…

 

Modernized biometrics services help USCIS cut immigration backlog

The agency that administers the U.S. immigration service says it cut its caseload backlog 15 percent year over year in…

 

Idemia’s automated biometric lanes to open to all foreigners entering Singapore

All foreigner visitors to Singapore will soon be able to enter the country using automated biometric lanes at land, sea…

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