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Brazil adopts OSTP Alliance CIPURSE to protect personal data on new drivers’ license smartcards

Brazil has adopted CIPURSE, the OSPT Alliance’s non-proprietary, open standard for secure transaction solutions, to protect personal data including fingerprints…

 

Ukraine foreign visitors to have biometrics collected

In an effort to tighten control of the Ukrainian state border crossing, the country’s National Security and Defense Council is…

 

Israel’s mandatory biometric ID system causes issues, lineups at airports

In the first month of Israel’s mandatory biometric identity documents initiative, 15 percent of applicants requesting new passports or identity…

 

ICBC deploys FacePhi technology for mobile banking authentication

FacePhi announced a new contract this week with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). ICBC will deploy FacePhi’s…

 

Equifax leverages facial recognition for document verification solution

Equifax has released its Document Verifier solution which uses facial recognition technology to provide faster identity authentication for financial product…

 

UK biometrics commissioner criticizes plans for custody images database

The UK’s Biometrics Commissioner has condemned the government’s response to a High Court ruling from 2012, stating that the mass…

 

Israeli government passes biometric database law

Earlier this week, the Knesset passed the biometric database law in its second and third readings after all concerns were…

 

Mastercard brings biometric payments technology to Brazil & Mexico

Following successful implementations of its biometrics-based payments technology in 14 countries around the world, Mastercard’s Identity Check Mobile application is…

 

French watchdog warns government about building biometric database

Following previous policing efforts against Facebook Inc and Google on data privacy, French watchdog organization CNIL is working towards ensuring…

 

Aussie government agencies launch face recognition service

In an effort to cut down on identity theft, three Australian government agencies have together launched a biometric Face Verification…

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