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Biometric facial verification to replace passwords and ID documents for online services in Singapore

Singapore’s planned national facial identification service will replace passwords and physical credentials with biometrics for a range of processes and…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: savings and costs in Nigeria, divisions in Tanzania, Ghana

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

 

Lawmakers need schooling on face recognition, say subject-matter experts

Governments around the world do not understand how biometric facial recognition works, and that is leading to ill-informed or needlessly…

 

Senator proposes new digital privacy agency with sweeping powers

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) recently issued an initial 41-page “discussion draft” of proposed legislation, the Data Protection Act of 2020,…

 

Governments slowly coming around to IDSPs for digital identity schemes

Governments are starting to pay more attention to digital identity. In their digital identification scheme development process, governments have two…

 

Russian Ministry testing gait recognition as part of national biometric surveillance system

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to install a biometric surveillance system by the end of 2021 that will…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: mass enrollments, closed borders and system failures

While Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Chad either launched or announced mass enrollments for biometric civil registrations, the system in…

 

NIST takes on privacy in economy increasingly focused with monetizing all personal data

The federal agency in January issued what it said is the first version of a privacy framework in the hopes…

 

Metro Manila leverages Dermalog tech for digital governance solution

Dermalog has partnered with the Philippine Land Transportation Office (LTO) to roll out a biometric pilot for a new digital…

 

Report on AI use by U.S. government cites biometrics as example of need for internal expertise

The U.S. government must improve its internal AI expertise and capacity to properly leverage the transformative power of biometrics and…

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