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Prominent biometrics firm reborn as a startup, as established players lock in gains

Headlines from around the biometrics landscape shifted somewhat from investments and fundraising to revenues and new entries this week, as…

 

Mobile driver’s licenses and health IDs merging as part of a new digital wallet

In an interesting coincidence, a Chinese digital health pass is gaining broader mobile ID capabilities as a Utah mobile ID…

 

Using digital ID to screen potential employees in the UK

Two stakeholders coming from different perspectives are encouraging the United Kingdom towards the adoption of a digital ID-focused screening process…

 

Innovatrics adds offline MRZ-reading to biometric onboarding solution

Innovatrics has added offline parsing of ID documents’ machine-readable zones (MRZs) to its biometric Digital Onboarding Toolkit (DOT) mobile components for…

 

ECOWAS, Nigeria look to ease travel with biometric card, faster passport issuance

The Federal Government of Nigeria is to launch a new passport application process that will dramatically speed up the procedure…

 

Partnerships address EU border biometrics challenges with $216M deal, research project

A consortium including Unisys has been selected to provide biometric authentication at EU borders, while the EAB has joined a…

 

UN finds storing biometric data on Mauritius ID cards violates privacy

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has found that the legislation which Mauritius passed in 2013 for its biometric smart…

 

UK plans to make digital ID ‘as trusted as passports’

The British government is planning a governing body charged with making digital identities “as trusted as passports” by augmenting their…

 

EU calls for biometric-focused innovation to combat organized crime and border security

The European Commission has published a call for several biometrics-focused proposals within the Horizon Europe Framework Programme, to support European…

 

Rapid biometrics growth seen in government contracts, funding, and grave warnings

A combination of sobering concern and steady progress are seen in the top stories of the past week. Progress towards…

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