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Biometric Update regularly releases posts about France. The following list of links is available to help you find biometrics news about France. Additional tags may be perused by accessing our comprehensive Biometrics Topics list.


French parliament approves €20M project for biometric health card

The French parliament (Assemblée Nationale) has voted for a new €20 million (roughly US$20.4 million) project 242-95 to establish a…


Ukraine gets mobile DNA biometrics lab from France to ID war dead

France’s government has donated to Ukraine a mobile DNA biometrics lab on wheels, the mobil’DNA, created by Deveryware. An announcement…


French digital ID’s cybersecurity put to the test with bug bounty program

A global cybersecurity community has announced it will launch a bug bounty program for France’s digital ID as an audit…


Mayor of Nice calls for deployment of facial recognition following Stade de France clashes

The Mayor of Nice Christian Estrosi called for the deployment of facial recognition technologies to prevent situations similar to the…


French Senate seeks to protect against biometric surveillance – with biometric surveillance sandbox

The French Senate Law Commission has released a contradictory report into biometrics that seeks both to ensure France does not…


France announces user-controlled mobile digital identity app for use with national ID

France announces a new system for proving digital identity via a smartphone, while formally discontinuing the ill-fated Alicem app of 2019….


Digital identity program upgrades for France, Scotland, Australia

Three different countries have unveiled updates to their national digital identity programs. France’s IN Groupe has announced a new partnership…


Biometrics cause ‘bottleneck’ for Ukrainians fleeing to Canada, ease France arrivals

As refugees from Ukraine enter in large numbers to safe haven countries, the CBC reports that biometric collection is becoming a…


Canadian province delays digital ID rollout as governments unveil plans

The government of the Canadian province of Ontario is not launching its digital ID program this year after all, claiming…


Post-Brexit biometric border checks could bring chaos to cross-Channel travel

Transport executives who run cross-Channel transport links have warned of chaotic scenes at transport points when the EU’s Etias visa…

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