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Key themes and debates emerge as ID4Africa opens

Digital identity themes, challenges, problems and progress came to the fore in Johannesburg as delegates from African governments, international agencies…

 

ICE seeks proposals for biometric tracking tech as alternative to immigrant detention

Immigrants in the U.S. could be tracked with biometric technology or GPS monitoring instead of being detained in government facilities,…

 

New biometric visa application system blocks foreign temporary workers from Canada

Temporary work visas have been denied to 11 Mexicans seeking work at fisheries in Eastern Canada after biometric tests showed…

 

UK Home Office reviewing bids for biometric system management contract worth up to £300M

The UK Home Office is weighing supplier bids for a contract worth up to £300 million (US$388 million) for a…

 

Think tank urges UK to launch eID card scheme to prevent or mitigate Brexit harms

With the prospects of a People’s Vote and Hard Brexit looming, the UK urgently requires an advanced electronic ID card…

 

Singapore to extend national biometric ID system to banking and healthcare sectors, expand facial recognition at borders

Singapore’s government is planning a trial of a National Digital Identity Facial Biometric System, which could enable banks and healthcare…

 

ACLU seeks disclosure of facial recognition plans from Homeland Security

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Services disclose its use or plans…

 

U.S. House passes bill to expand biometric technology, training, data sharing with foreign partners

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bipartisan bill to share biometric technology, training, and data with allied countries…

 

Home Office looking for EU exit technology delivery lead

The Home Office is offering an annual salary ranging from £95,000 to £105,000 for a senior manager to ensure its…

 

U.S. visitor overstays motivating biometric exit continue gradual decline

The number of suspected in-country overstays by U.S. visitors in 2017 declined to just under 607,000 from just under 629,000…

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