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Biometrics investments and a security fail top stories this week in digital ID

The discovery of a major biometric data security vulnerability at a Brazilian biometrics company and a handful of multi million-dollar…

 

Biometrics and digital ID in Africa this week: increasing CCTV surveillance, new ID document contracts

Madagascar and Zimbabwe seem to be shifting toward far greater government surveillance with public CCTV networks, according to reports this…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: savings and costs in Nigeria, divisions in Tanzania, Ghana

Once again, Nigeria dominates the biometrics news agenda in Africa and this week; even a university has resorted to biometric…

 

Biometrics and digital ID across Africa this week: registration for Nigeria SIMs, Zimbabwe public sector

After much criticism of Kenya’s Huduma Namba scheme, this week there is a call for further use of biometrics to…

 

Borders, data protection, standards and a deal among top biometrics and digital ID news this week

Borders and data protection are prominent themes among the most widely-read news items of the week on Biometric Update. Progress…

 

OSIA Advisory Committee sets priorities for open standard biometric systems development

The priorities agreed to at the first meeting of the SIA-launched OSIA Advisory Committee have been announced by the organization,…

 

Facial recognition datasets and controversies drive biometrics and digital ID news of the week

Facial recognition and controversy around the technology were the theme common to most of the past week’s top stories on…

 

Comparitech report shows 17 countries collecting biometric data for SIM card registration

With more than 5.1 billion global mobile phone users accounting for some 70 percent of the world’s population, a number…

 

Local investment and biometric privacy protection key BIO-key Africa strategy, executive says

BIO-key Africa is planning a country by country strategy, and anticipates adding two dedicated business development resources to cover its…

 

Standards for biometric surveillance being drafted for ITU by Chinese businesses

Technology companies based in China are working to shape United Nations’ standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, and surveillance of…

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