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SITA partners on Australian biometric app for ETA applications from home

The Australian Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) app, developed collaboratively by the Australian Department of Home Affairs, SITA, and the Arq…

 

Kenyans, Cameroonians reminded to pick up their biometric IDs

Kenyan authorities are calling on citizens to clear the backlog of uncollected biometric national identity cards, known as the Huduma…

 

Toppan strengthens Africa biometrics market position with Face Technologies acquisition

Global printing company Toppan has announced the acquisition of biometrics and card solutions provider Face Technologies. The move will reportedly…

 

Costa Rica plans biometric passport launch by next year

The government of Costa Rica has announced that newly designed passports, which will integrate biometric technology, will go into effect…

 

EmpTech supplies biometric passports, ID cards for Belarus

The Republic of Belarus has commenced the issuance of new biometric passports and national identity cards. According to a press…

 

Passport contracts spark controversy, new biometrics integration possibilities inspire optimism

Biometric passports and national ID cards are prominent among the top stories on Biometric Update over the past week, with…

 

Confusion over Chile’s biometric passport bidding process

The process of awarding contracts for biometric Chilean passports is a jumble of odd events and accusations of improprieties involving…

 

Concerns raised in Zimbabwe as Semlex wins biometric passport contract

Some Zimbabweans, including political party officials, are raising worries following the award of a contract for the production of the…

 

Biometric passports, vetting and mobile ID contracts back new high market forecast

Big-dollar digital ID contracts and biometrics market potential loom large in the week’s industry news, with a spotlight on Augentic’s…

 

How the world’s most secure ID documents protect trust and privacy

By Neville Pattinson, Head of Business Development and Strategic Marketing at Thales Most of us hardly think about our passports…

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