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The global COVID picture isn’t pretty on any uncoordinated level

Two years into COVID-19, and the world’s response to the pandemic is largely as scattershot as ever. Vaccines are highly…

 

Digital wallet updates from diverse providers highlight decentralized storage trend

As digital identities based on different models become gradually more widespread around the world, companies and governments alike are working…

 

SSI network launched by cheqd with over 20 vendor partners

Cheqd has announced a series of partnerships and launched its blockchain-based mainnet in support of self-sovereign ID. The company says…

 

Controversial Indian health records reach 140M registrations, 96 percent linked to Aadhaar

The controversial scheme to give everyone an India a Unique Health ID (UHID) has continued apace with 140 million people…

 

Solution providers battle for space as Africa’s biometrics market grows

The growing trend of African governments awarding contracts for the manufacturing of biometric credentials and building databases is attracting fresh…

 

Kantara stands up working group for mDL privacy protections

As the mobile driver’s licenses (mDLs) that will likely be the first digital ID for many Americans begin to roll…

 

Ireland awards HID Global €15M passport processing contract

Ireland’s Department of Foreign affairs has awarded a €14.7 million (US$16.5 million) contract to HID Global’s Irish subsidiary to process…

 

Smart Engines ID document-scanning deployed to automate office badge issuance

Smart Engines ID scanning software has been deployed to the business centers of commercial real estate giant CBRE in Russia to…

 

Biometrics investment not constrained by privacy concerns

The acquisition of face biometrics and remote identity proofing supplier Acuant by GBG continues the investment trend in the digital…

 

Idemia signs biometrics contract for Australian law enforcement, supports Mississippi mDL

The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) has signed an agreement with Idemia to deploy its software to enhance the biometrics capabilities…

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