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Biometrics support financial services efficiency in Malawi, Nigeria and Ghana as UNHCR ramps up in Niger

The biometrics business continues as normal in parts of Africa. A new ePassport agency opens in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, despite…

 

Aadhaar biometrics not required for government aid but coming available for securities eKYC checks

Biometrics will not be required for government aid disbursement in Telangana, after the Indian state’s high court ruled that thousands…

 

Gov.UK Verify processes over 10k new digital ID accounts per day amid COVID-19

Government service Gov.UK Verify grew in popularity during the COVID-19 crisis, reads a blog post from the GDS Digital Identity…

 

CRS asks, who is ‘watching the watchers’ in analysis of proposed privacy protection bills

In recent months, members of Congress have introduced four consumer privacy bills and circulated discussion drafts of two additional proposals,…

 

Signicat joins European taskforce to standardize digital identity proofing

Signicat’s Jon Ølnes has joined the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ETSI) taskforce to work with five other experts on developing European standards…

 

DHS’s biometric advanced recognition technology system begins road to the cloud

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology System (HART), which is replacing DHS’s legacy Automated Biometric Identification…

 

Biometric access by unauthorized personnel found at DOD medical treatment facilities

Department of Defense (DoD) medical treatment facilities (MTFs) have deployed a variety of physical security controls, including biometric access. Still,…

 

UK extends Gov.uk Verify funding, accused of risking asylum-seekers’ health with biometrics collection

Gov.uk Verify, U.K.’s digital identity system, will continue to receive funding, the Treasury decided, due to an increase in Universal…

 

Poor encryption exposes biometric database of 4.5 million Israeli citizens

The private information of some 4.5 million Israeli citizens, including biometric facial features, stored in the Transportation Ministry database for…

 

Firms expand African biometrics coverage, COVID-19 aid raises data protection concerns

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across Africa, public and private reactions also continue to develop. Noticeable this week…

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