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Scotland considers appointing Independent Biometrics Commissioner

Scottish Parliament is considering a bill to appoint an independent commissioner for biometrics to improve the handling of biometric data…

 

Hundreds of participants test high-throughput systems for DHS biometrics rally

More than 400 paid volunteers took part in the U.S. Department of Homeland Services (DHS) 2019 Biometric Technology Rally earlier…

 

Singapore launching government ID verification service as part of national digital strategy

The government of Singapore has announced plans to boost its ICT capabilities, including a National Digital Identity (NDI) platform, to…

 

Academics call on New Zealand to regulate AI as Brookings issues guidance

A pair of academics from the University of Otago are calling for the New Zealand government to establish a new…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: demand for national biometric projects challenge capacities

Biometrics were firmly a part of the continental conversation in parts of Africa this week. In Kenya, at the start…

 

Online identity checks criticized as UK trials government services access system

The UK’s incoming “porn block” is a test of a system of digital identity checks which could soon restrict everything…

 

Accurate Biometrics wins fingerprint background checks contract for the State of South Carolina

Accurate Biometrics has been awarded a contract with the South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation for receiving, storing…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: Huduma Namba lineups, Liberia verification roll out, biometric voting in SA

Governments press ahead across Africa to increase the uptake of digital ID and biometrics. Kenyans lined up ahead of the…

 

ICE seeks proposals for biometric tracking tech as alternative to immigrant detention

Immigrants in the U.S. could be tracked with biometric technology or GPS monitoring instead of being detained in government facilities,…

 

Digitizing Africa: the Transform Africa summit and leading voices

A blueprint for digital economies and MOUs signed with Inmarsat and French consultancy Tactis – some of the outcomes of…

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