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Canadians expect government, private sector to develop digital ID framework

Some 70 percent of Canadians would adopt digital identity and think the government should join forces with the private sector…

 

Security industry groups call on U.S. Congress to pass USMCA for new market opportunities

The renegotiated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could significantly benefit the continent’s security industry and open…

 

Canadian biometrics company BioConnect receives $4M in government funding

Government entity FedDev Ontario has announced an investment of almost $4 million in Toronto-based biometric authentication and security platform BioConnect,…

 

Toronto police using facial recognition as Canadian government ponders rules

Toronto police used facial recognition technology to attempt to identify people in 2,591 searches since March of last year, according…

 

Vancouver Airport Authority honored for its self-service border control solution

Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR) announced it has won a PwC Canada 2019 Vision to Reality (V2R) award in the Builder…

 

Gemalto to provide AFIS for Canadian Department of National Defense

Gemalto has been tapped by the Canadian government to provide its Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) for biometric criminal and…

 

New biometric visa application system blocks foreign temporary workers from Canada

Temporary work visas have been denied to 11 Mexicans seeking work at fisheries in Eastern Canada after biometric tests showed…

 

SecureKey launches federated digital ID product for Canadian bank customers

Federated identity and authentication company SecureKey Technologies has launched its digital identity network, Verified.Me, to provide customers of Canadian financial…

 

Canada border agency investigating possible bias of biometric airport kiosks

Automated biometric primary inspection kiosks (PIKs) at Canadian airports may have higher error rates when processing people from certain ethnic…

 

Biometrics-enabled primary inspection kiosks land at Toronto, Halifax and Quebec City airports

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced the implementation of fingerprint verification for biometrically enrolled foreign nationals and permanent residents using…

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