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

 

Trial of rapid DNA biometrics to investigate false family claims by migrants at U.S.-Mexico border

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will conduct DNA tests in cases where border guards suspect people crossing the U.S.-Mexico…

 

Mobile payments with biometric authentication now available for UK government services

The UK government has announced the approval of Apple Pay and Google Pay to authenticate mobile payments for four government…

 

“Biggest ever deletion of biometric IDs from a state-held database” to be carried out by UK tax authority

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has ruled the collection of voice biometric data from roughly five million people by…

 

UK Home Office reviewing bids for biometric system management contract worth up to £300M

The UK Home Office is weighing supplier bids for a contract worth up to £300 million (US$388 million) for a…

 

Nigeria moves to implement biometric ECOWAS card with $41M MoU

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by the Nigerian government’s Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) and Euphoria Press…

 

Industry roundtable hosted by eu-LISA to focus on biometrics for seamless border crossings

An industry roundtable is being hosted by the eu-LISA to explore the findings and proposals of the Member State Working…

 

IARPA expands research on protecting AI systems from tampering

The U.S. government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is planning a pair of programs to prevent training data from…

 

Kenya national biometric enrollment project reaches 8 million people

A nationwide mass biometric registration push by Kenya’s Interior Ministry for the country’s National Integrated Identity Management System (NIIMS) has…

 

Advocacy groups slam closed-door negotiations with big tech on Washington State privacy bill

The American Civil Liberties Union has come out swinging against the influence of big tech as Washington State lawmakers amended…

 

DHS struggles to deploy system to collect biometrics of departing travelers; proposed FY 2019 budget will help

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to work to deploy systems and procedures to collect the biographic and biometric…

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