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Biometric ID cards being issued for civilian gun owners in Kenya

This week Kenya’s Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i announced that all licensed civilian gun holders have until March 18 to…

 

Large coalition of groups calls on tech giants to commit to no facial biometrics for government

A coalition of more than 85 advocacy groups has written Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to ask them not to provide…

 

RFP issued for biometric and other AI tech to support US federal agencies

The Program Support Center within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has launched a request for proposals…

 

Unisys CEO calls for biometric adoption as part of U.S. unified national cybersecurity approach

Different sectors of society, including governments, businesses, academia and private citizens must all act to ensure that advanced technologies, including…

 

Indian government agency suggests biometric verification for blood donor screening

An Indian government agency is proposing that blood donor’s identities be biometrically verified to prevent the use of fake credentials…

 

DHS seeks reach-back tech for fielded rapid DNA systems; ICAM on-the-fly

To enhance its multimodal biometric collection for enhanced border security and the prevention of human trafficking and smuggling, the Department…

 

International Identity Day surpasses 75 global partners as coalition-building enters third stage

International Identity Day has surpassed 75 partner organizations as it continues its initial outreach efforts to establish the project’s place…

 

IDEMIA moving its North American headquarters to Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced today that IDEMIA will relocate its North American Identity & Security headquarters from Massachusetts to…

 

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…

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