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New Zealand to make NEC face biometrics available to public, private organizations

The Department of Internal Affairs in New Zealand has signed a contract with U.S. giant DXC Technology to make face…


Digital ID a surprising, qualified success for women in Afghanistan

The World Bank, intent on pushing efforts in Afghanistan to provide legal identification for women as well as men, is…


NEC acquires Avaloq for $2.2B to combine biometrics and analytics with cloud services for digital transformation

NEC has announced the acquisition of Swiss financial software company Avaloq Group AG to integrate its biometrics and artificial intelligence technologies…


European Digital Identity vision outlined by EC

The European Commission has unveiled plans for the development of trusted digital identities that can be used throughout the EU….


Government investments in digital identity and biometrics programs progress around the world

Progress and plans for national digital identity systems and biometric e-government solutions have been announced around the world, including a…


Biometric liveness detection planned in Australia, facial recognition in Macau for online government services

The Australia Taxation Office (ATO) has re-launched a tender for biometric anti-spoofing software for the government myGovID digital identity app….


Mitek ID document and selfie biometric checks help Gov.UK Verify scale onboarding as demand spikes

Selfie biometric technology supplied by Mitek and Digidentity helped scale the operations of Gov.UK Verify to handle the massive influx of…


iProov and Toppan Ecquaria bring face biometrics to Singapore’s national digital identity system

iProov is providing biometric face verification for the Singaporean government’s national digital identity program, in collaboration with partner Toppan Ecquaria, to…


Aadhaar biometrics extend to drivers’ processes, expansion of police biometric data collection proposed

Drivers in India can now use biometrics to perform Aadhaar authentication for drivers’ license renewal and vehicle registration processes, the…


U.S. Congressmen push a bipartisan digital ID package

Days after a U.S. Labor Department administrator told ID tech executives that Washington is losing billions of dollars to online…

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