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

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication fine for government benefits but not for identifying dead bodies

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has written to commercial banks and the Reserve Bank of India to clarify…

 

Mastek wins UK Home Office Biometrics Programme contract

Mastek has been awarded a contract to provide strategic application development and support capability for the UK Home Office Biometrics…

 

HID Global makes it easier for governments to offer mobile citizen ID programs

HID Global has extended its HID goID platform so governments can more easily offer mobile identities to citizens from multiple…

 

Singapore launches biometric app for secure digital govt transactions

Singapore released the Singpass mobile app this week which allows citizens to conduct secure digital government transactions using biometrics for…

 

FEMA seeks better way to identify disaster survivors

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is searching for a better way to verify the identity of disaster survivors…

 

Bezos says Amazon committed to working with U.S. Department of Defense

Amazon will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Defense, regardless of criticism, CEO Jeff Bezos told an audience…

 

DHS expanding, modifying records system involving sensitive PII sharing

As soon as the public comment period for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent system of records notice (SORN)…

 

WorldReach signs multi million-pound contract with UK Home Office for biometric digital onboarding

The UK Home Office has contracted WorldReach Software to provide digital enrollment with facial recognition and liveness detection through user…

 

South African biometric grant system suspended to end public sector workers’ strike

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has suspended the use of its biometric system for social benefit payments after…

 

Biometrics Institute publishes questions for organizations to ask for responsible use

The Biometrics Institute has published a set of five questions for organizations to ask in order to ensure the responsible…

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