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FEMA seeks better way to identify disaster survivors

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is searching for a better way to verify the identity of disaster survivors…

 

Bezos says Amazon committed to working with U.S. Department of Defense

Amazon will continue to work with the U.S. Department of Defense, regardless of criticism, CEO Jeff Bezos told an audience…

 

DHS expanding, modifying records system involving sensitive PII sharing

As soon as the public comment period for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) recent system of records notice (SORN)…

 

WorldReach signs multi million-pound contract with UK Home Office for biometric digital onboarding

The UK Home Office has contracted WorldReach Software to provide digital enrollment with facial recognition and liveness detection through user…

 

South African biometric grant system suspended to end public sector workers’ strike

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has suspended the use of its biometric system for social benefit payments after…

 

Biometrics Institute publishes questions for organizations to ask for responsible use

The Biometrics Institute has published a set of five questions for organizations to ask in order to ensure the responsible…

 

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,…

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