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Biometric Update regularly authors posts about Australia. The following set of links is available to help you find biometrics news about Australia. More tags may be perused by reviewing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.


Porn back as political hurdle for age verification in UK, Australia takes next step

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been prompted by his Conservative Party members to increase the strictness of age security…


Digital ID advances can ease online voting in Australia, former election official suggests

Australia’s former New South Wales Electoral Commission (NSWEC) chief information officer (CIO) Ian Brightwell has suggested that digital ID credentials…


Australia awards Fujitsu $26M contract for ID matching, considers face biometrics database

The Australian Department of Home Affairs has awarded Fujitsu Australia an AU$37.6 million (roughly US$26.2 million) contract to handle the…


Thales aces mDL, digital identity interoperability test to ISO standard in Australia

Thales is claiming success in an interoperability test for mobile driver’s licenses and digital identities based on the ISO standard….


Airside’s mobile ID solution gets Kantara certification for advanced data protection

The mobile digital identity verification solution from Airside, which develops biometrics products for health and travel, has earned Identity Assurance…


Balancing act for biometric privacy and security in Australian schools and elsewhere

Outdated privacy laws are exposing Australian residents to improper collection and use of biometric data, claims University of Sydney Law…


Australia launches myGov digital identity mobile app, ‘at long last’

After long delays, the Australian government’s myGov mobile app has launched, with integrated biometric facial recognition log-in capabilities and a…


Effectiveness of privacy proposals in India, Australia and the US depend on details

Observers of privacy legislation expected or planned next year around the globe are not finding a lot to be hopeful…


Australia fosters growth of digital ID infrastructure: ForgeRock report

Australian government agencies are increasingly trying to interact with citizens digitally, which will mean more transparency and multi-factor authentication. The…


Biometric identity verification pilot launches for NSW decentralized digital ID

A ‘photo verification’ system using face biometrics, a key part of a state digital ID under development in Australia, will…

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