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Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba to become virtually compulsory, Ghana gets PKI, Liberia runs out of biometric passports

It’s been two steps forward, one step back for biometrics in Africa this week. Liberia has issued a cancellation notice…

 

Brazil assesses state readiness for national biometric digital ID scheme roll-out

The readiness of Brazilian states for the implementation of the country’s new digital ID scheme are being assessed, including how…

 

Indian Cabinet approves Aadhaar biometrics use for state benefits

State governments in India may soon be able to use Aadhaar biometric verification to target and secure the delivery of…

 

Australia Post accredited as trusted provider for government digital identity service

Australia’s federal government has approved the digital identification service provided by Australia Post, which includes facial biometrics as a “trusted…

 

Valid to provide biometric ID cards as part of award-winning smart city initiative in Brazil

São Caetano do Sul has received an InovaCidade award from Smart Business Brazil for a smart city project managed by…

 

U.S. Senate urged to allow federal funding for national patient ID

Advocates are urging the U.S. Senate to follow the House of Representatives in removing a ban on federal funding for…

 

Thai banks to secure bank services with palm and facial biometrics as national ID gateway opens

Banks in Thailand are planning to offer biometric security for financial services including payments, loans, and electronic know your customer…

 

UK government launches passport check pilot and issues a call for digital identity testimony

The UK government has issued a call for comments on the development of digital identities, including the role of the…

 

Mumbai housing authority to conduct biometric survey of temporary housing tenants

The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) of Mumbai will carry out biometric registration of tenants in “transit camps”…

 

NEC sues Australian agency for biometric contract cancellation

NEC Australia is going to court to seek compensation from the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) for the cancellation of…

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