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Australia still plugging gaps identified in digital ID system in 2019

An until-now unseen report from over three years ago suggests major changes to Australia’s digital ID system, some of which…

 

US senators want FTC probe into ID.me

A group of Democratic senators led by Senator Ron Wyden have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ID.me for allegedly…

 

ID security comes at a cost but so does refusing to participate in anti-fraud biometrics

If there is an answer to the U.S. federal government’s digital identification migraine, it is not obvious. The start of…

 

NSW contracts Thoughtworks for digital birth certificates

The government of the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) has contracted Canadian consultancy firm Thoughtworks for the design and…

 

Estonia signs SK ID as mobile digital ID provider after search for alternatives

Estonia’s government has inked a five-year contract for digital identity application Mobile-ID with company SK ID, completing a search that…

 

Governments expand digital ID efforts and goals for online public service access

Governments around the world continue with efforts to establish or upgrade digital ID ecosystems in order to enhance the way…

 

Italian national digital ID scheme reaches 30 million users milestone

Applications confirmed as part of the national digital ID scheme in Italy have reached the milestone of the creation of…

 

Buenos Aires planning ambitious decentralized digital identity system with biometrics

The Argentinian capital Buenos Aires is planning to establish a decentralized digital identity platform including biometrics for public and private…

 

Chastened IRS plays down biometrics for taxpayers, starts service for tax preparers

If anyone thought the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s biometrics headache would abate after it backtracked on a remote authentication function,…

 

Veiled Bangladeshi women urge fingerprint biometrics as alternative to photo ID

Members of a Muslim women’s organization in Bangladesh demanded that biometrics be a replacement for photos on national ID documents…

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