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Explosive digital ID growth and further potential draws scrutiny of ethics and market

Increasing the availability of digital identity around the world was a priority before the pandemic, and with immunity passports and…

 

Digital ID registration – an influential opportunity for mobile network operators

African governments may want to exploit the business assets of mobile network operators and knowhow in registering users and handling…

 

Global biometric data collection and surveillance grow despite lack of regulations

Research firm Comparitech has released the results of its latest study on global biometrics gathering and handling. It ranks 96…

 

Progress on government biometrics programs for elections, forensics and borders mixed

From elections to pandemic aid, and from police forensics to border control, government biometric and digital ID programs are the…

 

Face biometrics deployments increase as regulator and public push back

The regulatory heat around facial recognition continues to rise, even as implementations increase from airports to digital health credentials around…

 

Disruption boosts new markets for biometrics as digital ID undergoes shock evolution

A review of the top article of each month from 2020 on Biometric Update shows the top themes of the…

 

Integrated Biometrics reveals its fingerprint scanners may kill COVID-19 at ID4Africa event conclusion

Certain types of fingerprint biometric devices may be essentially self-sanitizing against COVID-19, and could potentially restore public faith in contact…

 

Digital ID boosted by global organizations and biometrics providers, proposed legislation

Biometrics in support of digital ID, and the growing momentum towards digital credentials in general made up the main theme…

 

Iraq draws closer to biometrics-backed elections in 2021 with 16M voter cards issued

Biometric cards which will be required to vote in Iraq’s upcoming elections have been distributed to 13 million eligible voters,…

 

Mastercard admits mobile and biometric fintechs to Start Path accelerator

Mastercard has revealed ten startups that will join its Start Path program to develop innovative solutions related to financial inclusion,…

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