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IDGA’s Biometrics in Government and Law Enforcement summit fast approaching

IDGA’s 13th annual Biometrics for Government and Law Enforcement event will take place in Washington D.C. later this month. The…

 

Biometric authentication added to St. Kitts’ Citizenship by Investment due diligence process

The Government of St. Kitts and Nevis will soon introduce fingerprinting as an additional layer to the ‘exhaustive’ due diligence…

 

FIMA’s electronic document, records management system mostly in compliance

A recent Department of Homeland Security Privacy Impact Assessment on FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration’s (FIMA) Electronic Document and…

 

IDEMIA renames Alabama eID app, enhances security

IDEMIA and the Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) have updated the newly renamed IDEMIA eID app (formerly known as Alabama…

 

IARPA and NIST offer $50,000 for best activity detection in extended video

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is holding an Activities in Extended Video (ActEV) Prize Challenge in collaboration with NIST,…

 

Nigerian NGO calls for biometric registration of people displaced by Boko Haram to prevent graft

A Nigerian non-governmental organization has called for the use of biometrics to identify internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the restive…

 

White paper lays out Google position on government involvement in AI

Google has laid out its position on government regulation of artificial intelligence in a white paper, suggesting a limited approach…

 

DISA testing multi-biometric chipsets with gait, face, and voice for mobile authentication

The U.S. Defense Department’s Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is testing chipsets that provide continuous authentication of a device user…

 

Togo government planning a biometric census of the population

The government of the West African nation of Togo is gearing up to begin a biometric census of the population…

 

UK tax agency voice biometric database surpasses 7 million but 160,000 opt out

More than 2 million voiceprints have been added to the database of the UK’s tax agency since June, but more…

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