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News, interviews and editorials in regards to government contracts of biometric systems and national deployments.

 

Mantra’s Aadhaar-enabled biometric devices deployed for food distribution

In an effort to curb fraud and better verify the identity of eligible food distribution recipients, the Uttar Pradesh government…

 

Yemen rebels agree to biometric WFP aid distribution system

The World Food Program (WFP) and Yemen’s Houthi rebels have reached an agreement to resume the delivery of food aid…

 

UK and Singapore government services to collaborate on digital government services

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the UK’s Government Digital Service (GDS) and Singapore’s GovTech Agency to…

 

Quito to launch facial recognition for public surveillance under smart city project

Ecuadorian capital Quito will launch public biometric facial recognition as part of the country’s first digital city program after an…

 

Australian government reintroduces bill for facial biometric services as tech’s uses expand

Australia’s government has brought the identity matching services bill back to parliament for a second attempt to set up biometric…

 

Australian intelligence community seeks new biometric access control system

Australia National Intelligence Community (NIC) has issued a tender for a new common access card system, preferably featuring biometric identity…

 

UN rapporteur concerned with biometrics and private data in Irish public services system

Ireland’s public services card (PSC) could become a highly detailed centralized database of intimate personal information, and a potential big…

 

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…

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