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Mastercard video demonstrates biometric cards as tool for government benefits distribution

A new video by Mastercard introduces its biometric card technology to the public, presenting it as a tool for government…

 

Singapore Home Affairs creates science and tech agency as biometrics use increases

The new science and technology agency of Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs will focus on biometrics and other advanced technologies…

 

EU moves closer to requiring biometrics on national ID cards

The EU Council Presidency and European Parliament have reached an informal agreement on the introduction of mandatory biometric national identity…

 

Thermo Fisher and American genetics expert awaken to misuse of DNA technology by China

Yale University geneticist Dr. Kenneth Kidd, who along with Thermo Fisher Scientific provided China’s government with the materials it needed…

 

Testing of biometric registration plan in Kenya begins

A pilot project to test the US$60M biometric registration plan to enroll more than 50 million Kenyans in a digital…

 

Angola introducing biometric passports

The director of Angola’s Foreigners Migration Service (SME) revealed last week that the Angolan government plans to start issuing passports…

 

Japanese government to use facial recognition for Emperor’s anniversary event access

The government of Japan plans to use facial biometrics to verify the identity of officials and journalists at the Emperor’s…

 

Industry group recommends national policies for digital ID and biometric authentication

The UK government should establish a national policy to create a fully functioning digital identity ecosystem for use in both…

 

IDEMIA wins second-chance contract to support Australian national biometric system

Australia’s national fingerprint database will be supported for the next five years by IDEMIA under a new AUD $34.2 million…

 

UK oversight bodies probe government data set ethics and biometric strategy

The UK government’s Biometrics and Forensics Ethics Group (BFEG) has been tasked with providing independent oversight of the Home Office’s…

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