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Singapore, New Zealand, Chile finalize digital economy pact negotiations

Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile have finalized negotiations for the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) that addresses e-invoicing, digital identities,…

 

Biometrics developments and digital ID across Africa this week: Huduma Namba halted, Tanzania SIM shutdown and a sea of opinions

Africa’s most emblematic biometric ID scheme has been halted by the High Court. Kenya’s Huduma Namba must wait until adequate…

 

USCIS revises biometrics collection guidance on fingerprint waivers, mobile service policy

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Thursday issued new policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to address the…

 

UK proposes IoT and consumer smart devices security guidelines

This article originally appeared on EdgeIR.com. Shortly after California became the very first U.S. state to introduce a law addressing…

 

Biometric checks coming to St. Kitts and Nevis Citizenship by Investment program

Caribbean twin islands Saint Kitts and Nevis are rolling out biometrics-based background checks this year as part of the mandatory…

 

Indonesian Parliament reviews online data protection bill

The government of Indonesia is considering introducing a data protection bill to safeguard consumer data, as it addresses rules on…

 

Dermalog biometrics improve border security in Thailand

Dermalog’s biometric border control solution has processed some 49 million people and helped the Thai Immigration Bureau detect over 4,300…

 

Pakistan leverages biometric tech for inclusive banking and to secure property transactions

Pakistan has almost finalized preparations for the poverty alleviation program Ehsaas Kifalat, which will be officially launched on January 31,…

 

An inside-out digital defense by the feds against digital raiders is needed. Are they ready?

Right about now, the idea that federal-government data systems can be protected with perimeter-defense tactics is looking as quaint as…

 

Cyprus mulls over digital IDs as electronic signatures

Cyprus is considering going digital after the Transport Ministry is asking for public opinion on introducing electronic ID cards that…

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