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Far-right pols in Estonia block biometric database with dubious claims

How controversial can government databases of citizen biometric data get? There is no upper limit at the moment. In Estonia,…

 

HID Global delivers Estonia’s new biometric passport solution and document issuance software

HID Global has confirmed the completion of a new ePassport solution and biometric document issuance software for the Republic of…

 

UK to roll out digital health passes via NHS app, Estonia launches VaccineGuard

UK ministers have confirmed on Thursday the main National Health Service (NHS) app will be soon updated to enable the…

 

Estonia approves biometric database for law enforcement system

The Estonian government has approved the establishment of a database for forensic searches by law enforcement with an Automated Biometric…

 

Estonia selects secunet biometric border control gates, Greece plans port system

Two of Estonia’s main air and land border checkpoints will operate the new generation of biometric automated secunet easygates, which…

 

Central European ID document and selfie biometric check providers address growing demand

The number of biometric solutions and initiatives announced by companies and governments keeps on increasing, with a particular push towards…

 

Hikvision biometric surveillance equipment gets deeper into the Baltics

Hikvision, the partially Chinese state-owned maker of video surveillance and biometric facial recognition systems, bought a Baltic-region wholesaler of surveillance…

 

Digital ID potential shown by Estonia’s €41M windfall, U.S. analyst predicts billions in potential savings from adoption

The e-residency program built into Estonia’s digital ID system has earned the country €31 million (approximately US$35 million) in direct…

 

ID4Africa posts World Bank comparison of Privacy by Design practices for biometric national ID

The principles of Privacy by Design were outlined by Anne Cavoukian in 2011, but the way they are implemented in…

 

Estonia’s platform seen as poster child for successful digital ID verification

Digital experts from 16 countries discussed digital ID verification platforms and their struggles at the Global Government Forum’s first Digital…

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