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India’s government is considering changes to the Aadhaar system, including reducing the age of biometrics collection from five to three…

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Arrests in Pakistan for fake fingerprint biometrics, NADRA breach alleged

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two men in Faisalabad for allegedly being involved in activating SIM cards with…

 

InCadence migrates DoD NRTIO biometrics system to AWS cloud

Xator subsidiary InCadence Strategic Solutions is supporting the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Biometrics Project Management Office in its migration of…

 

ID.me, Sterling partner to offer in-person identity verification for gov services

A partnership between biometric verification company ID.me and background check specialist Sterling Check, operator of Sterling Identity, sees New Jersey…

 

Governments look to biometrics for service provision as Ireland reports huge savings

Digital ministers from around the world gathered for a UK-hosted summit to discuss how technology can help governments improve service…

 

Canadian province delays digital ID rollout as governments unveil plans

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is not launching its digital ID program this year after all, claiming…

 

Nigeria to try again on data protection regulation, India seeks further consultation

Moves to put Data Protection Regulation (DPR) in place in Nigeria, China, and India have seen different developments this week….

 

NIMC says new digital identity verification channels can solve Nigerian passport backlog

Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has called on the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) to use alternative digital ID verification…

 

UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group gets 2022 direction, new members

The UK Biometrics and Forensics Ethics group (BFEG) has received the 2021/2022 commissioning letter from the Home Office Head of…

 

European Commission allots €2B of funding for AI, quantum, digital skills

The European Commission has adopted a Digital Europe Programme and allotted it €1.98 billion (US$2.25 billion) of funding as part of…

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