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Singapore to integrate facial recognition into national digital identity system

The government of Singapore will create a centralized biometric system as part of its National Digital Identity (NDI) system, beginning…

 

IRS still needs to strengthen taxpayer authentication, protect PII

The Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) “ability to continuously monitor its current authentication methods, while also looking ahead to new identity…

 

EU digital identity regulation reaches full effect

The European Union’s electronic identification, authentication and trust services (eIDAS) regulation has come into full effect, with all EU countries…

 

IJIS Institute creates Biometrics Task Force

Public sector technology non-profit the IJIS Institute has created a new Biometrics Task Force to promote awareness of biometric technology,…

 

Progress made, but CBP still confronts challenges implementing biometric entry-exit program

While Customs and Border Protection (CBP) “made considerable progress developing and implementing a biometric capability to track air passenger exits…

 

U.S. agencies working on standard for seamless communication between biometric databases

The U.S. Defense Department, the FBI, and the Department of Homeland Security are planning to establish a new standard in…

 

Afghanistan to procure 24,000 biometric units to identify voters in upcoming elections

Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC) has reached an agreement to use biometric systems to ensure the legitimacy of upcoming elections,…

 

Crossmatch continues work on PAD for fingerprint and iris biometrics, selected for Phase 2 of IARPA Thor program

Crossmatch has been selected by IARPA to enter Phase 2 of the Thor program. The Thor program focuses on the…

 

Beijing leverages face and voice recognition to launch internet court

Beijing is using facial and speech recognition to operate an “internet court,” which allows plaintiffs and defendants to participate through…

 

Thai digital identity bill faces cybersecurity and privacy scrutiny

Reactions to the likely passage of a new digital identification law has been mixed, English-language Thai news publication The Nation…

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