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Ghana procures 75k biometric voter verification devices ahead of elections

One of Africa’s most stable democracies, Ghana, has procured nearly 75,000 devices for verification of the biometric identity of citizens…

 

Indian state brings fingerprint biometrics to doorstep for pensioners

Pensioners in Hyderabad can now submit their Aadhaar-based and biometrics-enabled digital life verification certificates from home through a doorstep service…

 

Biometric voter registration advances in Albania and Brazil, Aadhaar-based online voting coming to India

The Central Election Committee (CEC) of Albania has approved the purchase of hardware to set up a biometric voter registration…

 

COVID mission creep could look a lot like anti-terror surveillance expansion — report

A stiff-armed warning about COVID-19 tracing programs and apps from a U.S. political think tank will likely bolster isolationist, anti-government…

 

Taiwan privacy advocates file lawsuit against government digital ID plans

More than 50 professionals filed a suit against Taiwan’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) on Monday, demanding stronger data protection and…

 

US Postal Service fingerprint biometric service for federal vetting surpasses 100 locations

The United States Postal Service has expanded its biometric fingerprinting services partnership with the FBI to more than 100 locations…

 

Vix Vizion face biometrics approved for enforcing gambling bans in South Australia

The government of South Australia has selected Vix Vizion to deploy facial recognition to casinos, clubs and other hospitality venues…

 

Digital ID services coming from private sector with government action in Australia, UK

The government of Australia is planning legislation to allow private sector organizations like banks to act as digital identity providers…

 

Biometric national ID card projects advance in Nepal and Croatia

A bid notice for printing and supplying Nepal’s new biometric national identity cards will be issued within three months, The…

 

Indian state urged to unlock biometrics of millions to allow Aadhaar enrollment

A coordinator with India’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) is urging the government of the state of Assam to unlock…

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