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Credit card, retail and tech giants, and government ID projects top biometrics news of the week

Biometric projects involving credit card companies, retail and tech giants made up several of the week’s top headlines in the…

 

Cyprus mulls over digital IDs as electronic signatures

Cyprus is considering going digital after the Transport Ministry is asking for public opinion on introducing electronic ID cards that…

 

Good practices guide for CRVS and identity management shows global birth registration at 73 percent

A compendium of good practices for civil registration and identity management has been published by the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

 

UK looks to replace passwords with biometric technology to reduce NHS login time

The U.K. government is investing £40 million (USD$52 million) in multi-factor authentication technology to upgrade NHS staff computer login system…

 

Malaysia plans release for final report on National ID by June 30

Last summer, Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia announced it was introducing a national biometric digital identification platform (National Digital…

 

Syntizen, Tech5 set up biometric face liveness detection for transport department in India

Syntizen will roll out in partnership with Tech5 a biometric face liveness detection solution for the Telangana Transport Department in…

 

2019: a critical year for biometrics and digital ID in the Global South

While Europe and the U.S. have seen steady progress with incremental improvements and plenty of new regulation alongside the growing…

 

Restrictions closing in on facial recognition, biometric surveillance in public housing, Alameda, NYPD efforts

Earlier this month, U.S. presidential election Democratic candidates were asked to speak their mind about facial recognition. They were unanimously…

 

Birth registrations climb 20 percent in a decade, but progress needed to meet SDG 16.9, UNICEF says

Birth registrations have significantly improved, causing hope that the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal 16.9, which includes universal free birth…

 

Ukraine to launch digital ID as Malaysia reveals open source approach to national biometric system

The Cabinet of Ukraine has launched a pilot project as it seeks to stand up a national digital ID system…

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