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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.

 

NIST issues new PIV standards including rules for digital IDs

The U.S. government has issued a draft update to its biometric PIV card standard addressing initial identity proofing, interoperability infrastructure…

 

PPPs and social media influencers for biometrics registration and national ID

The number of people with legal, digital ID in Tanzania, backed by biometrics has increased by roughly 70 percent over…

 

Daltrey partners on new biometric identity solution with AUCloud

Daltrey has partnered with Australia’s sovereign cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider AUCloud to meet the demand for a more streamlined sovereign…

 

Uganda to begin nationwide distribution of biometric ID cards to citizens

The National Identification Registration Authority of Uganda (NIRA) says it will begin a nationwide process on 23 November to distribute…

 

Digital identity for Nigerian internally displaced persons approved by government

The Nigerian Federal Government has approved two new initiatives fostering the growth of digital identity and the digital economy in…

 

Role of biometrics in national identity systems debated in Good ID Twitter chat

National digital ID systems should be focused on the individuals who use them, rather than driven by vendors, and should…

 

Challenges in Latin American biometric national ID initiatives outlined by Women in Identity

While countries across Latin America have adopted biometrics for their national digital ID schemes, issues with ease of access and…

 

EU border control aid and connections to biometrics contractors alarm Privacy International

A relatively low-profile biometrics provider is receiving funds supplied as aid by the EU to help build ‘mass biometric systems’…

 

Australian Government prepares digital identity service to enhance myGov platform

The Australian Federal Government is preparing to integrate its new digital identity service myGovID into a beta of the myGov…

 

Idemia renews Mauritania contract, signs deal with AOI for biometric device production in Egypt

Idemia has seen its contract with Mauritania’s Ministry of Interior extended for the production of secure documents including identity papers,…

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