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Afghanistan to procure 24,000 biometric units to identify voters in upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) has reached an agreement to use biometric systems to ensure the legitimacy of upcoming elections,…

 

Crossmatch continues work on PAD for fingerprint and iris biometrics, selected for Phase 2 of IARPA Thor program

Crossmatch has been selected by IARPA to enter Phase 2 of the Thor program. The Thor program focuses on the…

 

Beijing leverages face and voice recognition to launch internet court

Beijing is using facial and speech recognition to operate an “internet court,” which allows plaintiffs and defendants to participate through…

 

Thai digital identity bill faces cybersecurity and privacy scrutiny

Reactions to the likely passage of a new digital identification law has been mixed, English-language Thai news publication The Nation…

 

Gemalto to upgrade Irish welfare fraud detection facial recognition system

Ireland’s Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection has awarded a €383,000 (US$447,00) contract to Gemalto for an upgrade of…

 

U.S. senators voice concern over State Department cybersecurity

A group of bipartisan U.S. senators have voiced their concern over State Department cybersecurity. Senators Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden…

 

The CAC will continue as DOD’s principle authenticator for the foreseeable future

The Pentagon’s common access card (CAC) certainly doesn’t seem to be going away, despite widespread speculation otherwise, according DOD Chief…

 

eID cards designated mandatory ID document for residents of Latvia starting 2023

Beginning in 2023, electronic identification cards (eID) will become mandatory identification documents for all residents of Latvia who have reached…

 

Azerbaijan begins issuing biometric ID cards

Azerbaijan began issuing biometrics-based electronic identity cards on September 1, according to an AzerNews report. Citizens can apply for the…

 

Philippines plans initial enrollments after $563 million national biometric ID scheme signed into law

The Philippines plans to register the biometrics of one million beneficiaries of state aid programs in the fourth quarter of…

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