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A handful of nations distributing new digital ID documents

Four disparate nations are in the midst of distributing various digital IDs: Vietnam, Brazil, Saint Lucia and Greece. In Hanoi,…


Andorra selects Pangea and partner for biometric passport delivery

Pangea has won the contract for the design and issuance of a new biometric passport for Andorra. The company won…


NIN numbers, corruption, forex, lack of booklets: Nigeria’s passport woes to be investigated

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is to establishing an ad hoc committee to investigate why there is a shortage of booklets…


Corruption runs deep in some EU nations when issuing passports

News reports out of The Netherlands and Cyprus, both members of the European Union, document systemic passport fraud. News publisher…


Congo’s troubled, lucrative biometric passport contract still open?

It still is not known who, if anyone, has won a contract to make biometric passports for the Democratic People’s…


Biometric credentials issued and promoted by governments from Brazil to Lagos

New biometrics identity credentials have been proposed or launched around the world as government digital identity schemes continue to roll…


BioRugged integrates ID reader to enhance new biometric multi-application devices

BioRugged has selected ID document readers from digital ID expert Elyctis as the former seeks to boost its new range…


Explainer: What is a biometric passport?

Also called ePassports or digital passports, biometric passports differ from older types of IDs in that they have an embedded…


Zimbabwe reports progress on biometric passport, ID card issuance

Zimbabwe announced its government has issued more than 110,000 biometric passports just six months after launching the program, according to…


New biometric passport in India could debut by year end

The delayed debut of electronic passports in India by Tata Consultancy Services could occur by year end, according to reports….

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