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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….

 

Canadians weigh in on national digital ID with urgency, trust, fear

Opinion writers and industry figures in Canada offered a range of thoughts on the country’s inclusion of a national digital…

 

US seeks input for biometrics equity study to determine course of remote government access

The U.S. government is asking for contributions to a study into equity in remote identity proofing for Login.gov, attempting to…

 

Biometric system for vehicle sale in Pakistan’s Punjab faces forgery issues

Complaints have emerged in the Pakistani state of Punjab that a biometric verification system put in place by the state…

 

U.S. gov’t gets an earful on biometric data policy. It’s not the first earful….

Another day, another unambiguous message to government officials and business executives about biometric data — hands off. Individuals should govern…

 

GSA finds ‘bias’ in facial recognition errors, plans tests but no deployment

Tests conducted by America’s General Services Administration have shown higher false rejection rates in face biometric systems for African Americans…

 

Grants to investigate digital ID issues, COVID surveillance tech launched

The Africa-China Reporting Project (ACRP), in alliance with two of its partners (Paradigm Initiative and Omidyar Network), has unveiled a…

 

Estonia to support Mongolia’s transition to digital government

An Estonian non-profit will help Mongolia’s digital infrastructure get up to speed as part of a memorandum of understanding signed…

 

Ukraine and Estonia show government digital ID leadership

Ukraine is making changes to its government-run digital ID app to support people dealing with the chaos in the war-torn…

 

Tasmania seeks contractor for digital services portal to enhance online access

The government of the Australian State of Tasmania has launched a call to tender for the set-up of the first…

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