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UK tax agency voice biometric database surpasses 7 million but 160,000 opt out

More than 2 million voiceprints have been added to the database of the UK’s tax agency since June, but more…

 

Queensland government agency deploys Nuance conversational AI for virtual assistant

The Queensland Treasury’s Office of State Revenue (OSR) has deployed conversational AI technology from Nuance for its self-service virtual assistant…

 

IJIS Institute creates Biometrics Task Force

Public sector technology non-profit the IJIS Institute has created a new Biometrics Task Force to promote awareness of biometric technology,…

 

Philippines plans initial enrollments after $563 million national biometric ID scheme signed into law

The Philippines plans to register the biometrics of one million beneficiaries of state aid programs in the fourth quarter of…

 

UK Government Digital Service reviews landscape for agency use of biometrics and emerging digital tech

The UK Government Digital Service (GDS) unit has published a policy paper reviewing the government’s efforts to adopt emerging digital…

 

Kenya set to launch national biometric registration to improve government services and security

Kenya’s Federal Government will begin a national biometric registration program this year, at an estimated cost of Sh3 billion (US$30…

 

Nigeria identity commission boss urges IT sector to support digital ID for social benefits

Director-General Aliyu Aziz of Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) urged an audience of the country’s private and public-sector IT…

 

Somalia launching foundational biometric identity program

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress…

 

UK Home Office biometrics strategy underwhelms after 6 year wait

The UK Home Office has published its long-awaited biometrics strategy. The 27-page document (PDF) sets out a framework for use…

 

UK tax agency said to have collected 5.1 million biometric voiceprints without explicit consent

The UK tax agency has collected 5.1 million biometric voice records through its Voice ID authentication service since January 2017,…

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