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Hong Kong rolls out ID cards with higher resolution photos for facial biometrics

New Hong Kong identity cards featuring higher resolution photos to support facial biometrics are being introduced for residents getting their…

 

Hosting Israel’s National Biometric Database backup in commercial data center violates law: report

Israel’s National Biometric Database Authority has broken the law by hosting its backup in commercial database space owned and operated…

 

Zwipe receives EUR 2.3M grant to scale and commercialize biometric payment technology

The European Commission has awarded Zwipe a €2.3 million (US$2.6 million) grant under the Horizon 2020 program to fund its…

 

Nigeria deploying biometric tech to support flood victims

In an effort to properly identity and assist internally displaced persons (IDP) affected by recent flooding in the country, the…

 

Facewatch tech selected for UK prison service facial recognition trial

Facewatch announced that its biometric technology has been selected by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) for a facial…

 

Limited number of Indian citizens may have option to leave Aadhaar and delete biometrics

The Indian government is considering making Aadhaar optional for the country’s citizens, and is finalizing an amendment to Section 33(2)…

 

DHS S&T issues SVIP solicitation for preventing forgery, counterfeiting of certificates and licenses

A new Other Transaction Solicitation Call (OTS), Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses, was recently issued by the…

 

Mastercard and Microsoft announce collaboration on decentralized universal ID system

Mastercard and Microsoft have announced a partnership to strategically collaborate on a device-based universal digital identity system to replace passwords…

 

Singapore emergency responders to identify patients with biometrics by 2020

Paramedics and emergency service (EMS) responders in Singapore will be able to identify patients with fingerprints by 2020 to save…

 

OBIM transferred to DHS management under long-stalled cyber legislation signed into law

The Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Biometrics Identity Management (OBIM) is being transferred to DHS’s Management Directorate, DHS…

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