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Digital ID in Africa this week: local mobile banking and biometric verification technology soar ahead

The trend for this week is mobile – mobile banking, payments, SIM registration and even a mobile app to check…

 

France to use face biometrics for enrollment into national digital ID program

The French Interior Ministry will deploy facial recognition for enrollment into its national digital identification program dubbed Alicem, making France…

 

Leidos partners with UK Home Office to modernize critical biometrics system

Leidos has been chosen by the UK Home Office to manage essential features in the country’s national biometrics systems used…

 

Croatian government introduces biometrics bill to support EES interoperability

The government of Croatia has put forward legislation to provide the framework for new biometrics collection processes to ensure border…

 

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…

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