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Bill of 7 rights to biodata proposed to safeguard biometrics

Seven biodata human rights have been suggested by bright minds in private and public endeavors in the hope that the…

 

Malaysia to add biometric data to all identity documents

Malaysia’s National Registration Department (JPN) will add biometric information to identity documents including birth, marriage, adoption and citizenship certificates to…

 

North Macedonian government partners with Mastercard for distributed digital ID service

Mastercard is working with the government of the Republic of North Macedonia on a suite of digital identity and related…

 

Pakistan adopts biometric tech for insurance purchase, inclusive banking

Pakistan’s interest in advanced biometric technology has led to a number of investments in the country, ranging from biometric verification…

 

Afghanistan launches biometric register to improve business license issuing process

A biometric system for licensing businesses is being launched by the government of Afghanistan in order to improve the ease…

 

Singapore, New Zealand, Chile finalize digital economy pact negotiations

Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile have finalized negotiations for the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that addresses e-invoicing, digital identities,…

 

Biometrics developments and digital ID across Africa this week: Huduma Namba halted, Tanzania SIM shutdown and a sea of opinions

Africa’s most emblematic biometric ID scheme has been halted by the High Court. Kenya’s Huduma Namba must wait until adequate…

 

USCIS revises biometrics collection guidance on fingerprint waivers, mobile service policy

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Thursday issued new policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the…

 

UK proposes IoT and consumer smart devices security guidelines

This article originally appeared on EdgeIR.com. Shortly after California became the very first U.S. state to introduce a law addressing…

 

Biometric checks coming to St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program

Caribbean twin islands Saint Kitts and Nevis are rolling out biometrics-based background checks this year as part of the mandatory…

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