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Government action, facial biometrics and industry responsibility top identity news of the week

Numerous announcements were made this week of biometric deployments and implementations, for airports, retail security, and national digital ID programs….

 

Not there yet: Biometrics to link developing world community, hospital patient data

Researchers who conducted a new study on an effort to assign biometric IDs to HIV patients in Kenya discovered that…

 

Top 10 digital identity influencing organizations named by Goode Intelligence

A list of the top 10 digital identity influencing organizations has been announced by Goode Intelligence, according to their influence…

 

Biometrics for online authentication and digital ID industry growth most read this week

The growth of the digital identity industry, public uncertainty about it, and the near-term future of digital ID adoption provide…

 

Digital rights groups call for moratorium on biometrics in digital ID systems

Digital rights organization Access Now has posted an open letter to its website, co-signed by numerous other organizations in the…

 

UN commission exec calls for African nations to focus on civil registration for development gains

The importance of civil registration systems to economic and social development in African nations was emphasized in a speech by…

 

Trueface biometrics to help identify and reunite Hurricane Dorian victims

Bahamas-based digital infrastructure startup Bluestone Technologies Ltd. had been in talks with facial biometrics provider Trueface for several months before…

 

ID2020 and partners launch program to provide digital ID with vaccines

The ID2020 Alliance has launched a new digital identity program at its annual summit in New York, in collaboration with…

 

Trust and transparency plus $66 billion would bring Africa up to speed for ID and digital economy

An investment of $60 billion would bring Africa’s digital infrastructure up to speed and $6 billion would cover ID provision…

 

Caribou Digital and ID2020 identify barriers to digital identity for women

Barriers of information, access, ownership, societal expectations, and intersectionality must be overcome by women who struggle to acquire ID in…

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