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Inquiry says canceled Australian biometric contract premature but supports police facial recognition

The business case for Australia’s canceled Biometric Identification Services (BIS) project was only partially developed or poorly articulated, and never…

 

Steria provides biometric solutions to the Norwegian Police

Steria announced it has signed a six-year contract with the Norwegian Police to deploy its biometrics solution, which will be…

 

U.S. government adding biometric files to terrorism database

The U.S. government, with help from the CIA, is currently looking to obtain biometric data of some 1.1 million known…

 

Nigerian government issues guidelines for biometric databases

Nigeria’s federal government issued guidelines for the implementation of a presidential directive that criticized the development of multiple biometric databases in…

 

Kenyan government kicks off biometric database project

The Kenyan government is set to register citizens in a new biometric database, in an attempt to consolidate records. According…

 

Participation picks up for Israel’s biometric database program

Two hundred-thousand Israelis have applied for biometric identity cards or ePassports, following last year’s launch of a biometric database pilot…

 

Israel’s biometric database pilot begins today

Israel’s controversial biometric database pilot project starts today, though so far, reception hasn’t been incredibly warm. As we’ve reported in…

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