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China to Include Fingerprints in ID

In January 2013, the Chinese government will require its citizens to register their fingerprints when applying for ID cards. This…


India Building World’s Largest Biometric Database

India’s identification policy will amass the world’s largest biometric database. The plan’s stated objectives are to improve social welfare by…


Biometric Passports and ID Cards to be Issued to Armenians in June

Armenia is the latest country to add biometrics technology to their IDs and passports. In 2011, its government passed legislation…


China to Roll Out E-Passports to Citizens

China will rolls out e-passports to its citizens starting May 15, 2012. This is to protect the personal data of…


Canadian Government To Consider Biometrics For Permanent Residents To Combat Fraud

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says that he is leaning towards amending his omnibus immigration bill in support of extending biometric…

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