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How far did ID.me stray in reacting to Covid identity verification contract?

Will ID.me’s U.S. Government business be the next casualty of the pandemic? According to investigative reporting by news publisher Business…

May 18, 2022

US senators want FTC probe into ID.me

A group of Democratic senators led by Senator Ron Wyden have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ID.me for allegedly…

May 5, 2022

Chastened IRS plays down biometrics for taxpayers, starts service for tax preparers

If anyone thought the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s biometrics headache would abate after it backtracked on a remote authentication function,…

Apr 25, 2022

Hitachi LG, CardLab, Shufti Pro, Datasonic win accolades for biometric products

A joint venture with Hitachi and LG won a design award for its facial recognition smart signage system, CardLab was…

Apr 14, 2022

US oversight committee wants answers on ID.me biometric accuracy, contracts and more

The leaders of the U.S. House Oversight Committee have penned a lengthy letter to ID.me, The Washington Post reports, to inquire…

Apr 1, 2022

ID.me and the future of biometric zero trust architecture

By Mike Vesey, Founder and CEO of IdRamp The backlash against the recent IRS policy requiring taxpayers to access tax…

Mar 31, 2022

IDPro, Shufti Pro, Iris ID, Genetec, Signicat, ID.me, Lumeo select new executive leadership

It has been a busy stretch for human resources departments at biometrics and digital ID providers, with IDPro, Shufti Pro,…

Mar 4, 2022

ID.me picks up Washington employment benefits contract amid heightened scrutiny

Washington’s Employment Security Department is about to be the latest state agency to deploy ID.me’s face biometrics and remote identity…

Feb 25, 2022

Downwind of IRS decision to back off biometric authentication: More change

An event as significant as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service distancing itself from biometric identifier vendor ID.me was bound to…

Feb 22, 2022

IRS drops biometric authentication requirement, prepares for Login.Gov after filing date

A new non-biometric authentication option for taxpayers signing up for IRS online accounts is now operational, announces the agency, following…

Feb 21, 2022

ITIF, former DHS exec push back on criticisms of facial recognition use by US agency

The Internal Revenue Agency (IRS) should have taken a more measured response to the controversy around its use of identity…

Feb 17, 2022

Under review by IRS, will ID.me get booted from state unemployment offices?

Was the recent face biometrics reversal by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service the start of something bigger? Time will tell,…

Feb 14, 2022

US House asks what happens to face biometrics of 7M already registered with ID.me

The Chairwoman of the influential House Committee on Oversight and Reform has written a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

Feb 9, 2022

ID.me offers selfie deletion following biometric backlash

Identity verification firm ID.me is to offer U.S. government agencies more staffed verification services – in-person or online – as…

Feb 8, 2022

IRS debuts face biometrics and suddenly everyone is a privacy regulator

It is unclear if the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s 7 February reversal on the use of face biometrics was caused…

Feb 4, 2022

Controversy continues for ID.me with ‘inferred citizenship’ confusion

Biometric identity authentication firm ID.me is back in the headlines over its agreement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to be…

Jan 31, 2022

US Treasury considers alternatives to ID.me biometrics for IRS online access

An Internal Revenue Service contract being served by ID.me for online tax returns is continuing to generate controversy based on the…

Jan 31, 2022

Executive appointments reflect sharpening focus for biometrics providers

Biometrics providers Zwipe, Rank One Computing, Alcatraz AI, ValidSoft, Transmit Security, Ondato, and ID.me announced new hires at various executive…

Jan 25, 2022

ID.me founder defends claims, growing use of its biometric verification by US gov

A media backlash against ID.me and the claims of its Co-founder and CEO Blake Hall has erupted in U.S. media…

Dec 22, 2021

ID.me partners with Cvent on digital ID for event health and safety

ID.me has entered a new collaboration with Cvent to develop digital ID solutions aimed at enhancing events’ health and safety…

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ID.me and the future of biometric zero trust architecture

By Mike Vesey, Founder and CEO of IdRamp The backlash against the recent IRS policy requiring taxpayers to access tax…

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