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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.

 

OIX calls on new UK government to accelerate digital ID rollout

The UK should work toward a digital wallet strategy, provide clarity on how ID will work across the public and…

 

NEC to lead major upgrade to New Zealand’s biometric capabilities

A massive upgrade of New Zealand’s biometric capabilities with an estimated cost of $35 million (1US$20.7M) did not require Cabinet…

 

Controversial US privacy bill rewritten again, but path still unclear

The already controversial American Privacy Rights Act of 2024 (APRA), which was originally introduced in April by U.S. Senate Commerce…

 

Contractor distances self from biometric device failures in South Africa elections

A Johannesburg-based company, Ren-Form, which supplied biometric hardware to the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) says it is not…

 

Philippines continues successful national ID, digital transformation programs

The Philippines is forging ahead with digital transformation initiatives mandated by its “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service…

 

NZ’s face biometrics system sees zero uptake from govt agencies

A project in New Zealand that makes face biometrics technology available to public institutions and approved private organizations has had…

 

CISA, FLETC failed to protect law enforcement officers’ PII, other data

Two important arms of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) failed to protect personally identifiable information (PII) and sensitive…

 

Biometrics investors pursue scale, sustainability balance

Budgets for biometrics and government digital ID programs made up the main theme of the most-read news items on Biometric…

 

Indonesia issues call for World Bank-backed digital identification project

Indonesia is looking for a company providing consulting services as a part of its upcoming digital transformation project backed by…

 

UK govt introduces new digital identity verification services bill

The UK government has announced a coming identity verification services bill that will support digital ID products and services from…

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