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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

 

U.S. Real ID driver’s license implementations face problems ahead of October 2020 launch

The implementation of the U.S. government’s Real ID system, which is supposed to grant holders of the secure driver’s licenses…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric verification for Somali military pay, SIM registration in Tanzania

African biometric and digital ID issues continue apace both on and off the continent. In Somalia a scheme to use…

 

Office Depot to offer biometric identity and background check services from Telos ID

Office Depot, Inc. has announced an alliance with Telos Identity Management Solutions (Telos ID) to offer identification and background check…

 

Mantra’s Aadhaar-enabled biometric devices deployed for food distribution

In an effort to curb fraud and better verify the identity of eligible food distribution recipients, the Uttar Pradesh government…

 

Yemen rebels agree to biometric WFP aid distribution system

The World Food Program (WFP) and Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement to resume the delivery of food aid…

 

UK and Singapore government services to collaborate on digital government services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) and Singapore’s GovTech Agency to…

 

Quito to launch facial recognition for public surveillance under smart city project

Ecuadorian capital Quito will launch public biometric facial recognition as part of the country’s first digital city program after an…

 

Australian government reintroduces bill for facial biometric services as tech’s uses expand

Australia’s government has brought the identity matching services bill back to parliament for a second attempt to set up biometric…

 

Australian intelligence community seeks new biometric access control system

Australia National Intelligence Community (NIC) has issued a tender for a new common access card system, preferably featuring biometric identity…

 

UN rapporteur concerned with biometrics and private data in Irish public services system

Ireland’s public services card (PSC) could become a highly detailed centralized database of intimate personal information, and a potential big…

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