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

 

Afghanistan biometric voting improved but imperfect

The people of Afghanistan have voted in Presidential elections using biometric voter authentication systems intended to prevent voter fraud and…

 

Rights groups urge Scotland to grant Biometrics Commissioner broad oversight mandate

A coalition of rights advocacy groups has called on Scotland’s government to expand the scope of the proposed biometrics commissioner…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: mammoth biometric registration plans for Nigeria and Interpol in the Sahel

The sheer scale of the projects underway in Kenya and Nigeria mean that once again the two countries dominate Africa’s…

 

‘Prone to hacking’: expert witness in Kenya’s Huduma Namba hearings first round

“[The National Integrated Identity Management System] thus is an archaic design compared to modern-day systems architecture and can be rightly…

 

India’s public health insurance system implements biometrics to cut fraud

The Indian government’s flagship health insurance scheme will soon require biometric verification for patient admissions and discharge processes to crack…

 

Idemia biometric technology powers background check kiosks deployed by US BIA

The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Anadarko Agency has deployed biometric kiosks powered by Idemia for the Tribal Access…

 

Aadhaar biometric services expand to ‘mobile ATMs’ as credentials could be unified

The digital census being undertaken for India’s National Population Registry (NPR), which link residents biometric and biographic details, could potentially…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometrics for housing, anti-terrorism

It has been two steps forward and possibly two steps back again for digital ID in Africa this week. While…

 

China launches ID platform for foreigners to cross borders and access services

China’s National Immigration Administration has announced the development of an identity verification platform for entering and exiting the country, which…

 

Victoria to upload images to federal Australian facial recognition system

The government of the Australian state of Victoria will soon upload driver’s license photographs to the National Driver Licence Facial…

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