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UK Borders too busy for fingerprinting: Immigration minister

Responding to heavy criticisms by the UK’s chief inspector of borders and immigration, the minister in charge of immigration, Mark…


Cameroon rolls out biometric passport

Cameroon has just started to issue its new biometric passport. Reported in Business in Cameroon, the first biometric passport was…


Philippine ePassports soon to include iris scans

The Philippine government is planning to introduce iris scans as a part of its e-passport program. According to a report…


South Korean Immigration project turns to Lumidigm for fingerprint readers

Lumidigm has just announced that its technology is now being used as a part of the Republic of Korea’s immigration clearance…


Australian DIAC trials biometric collection for Nigerian visa applications

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is starting a pilot test involving biometrics for visa applicants in Nigeria. Visa…


European Data Protection Supervisor questions biometric entry/exit system proposal

The European Data Protection Supervisor has just published a scathing response to a proposed biometrics entry and exit system for travellers…


First Libyan biometric passport to be issued by the end of the month

If all stakeholders stick to their agreed-upon timelines, Libya’s first biometric passport should be issued by the end of July….


U.S., Canada, Israel consider Aadhaar for visa applications

Three countries – the U.S., Canada and Israel – have expressed interest in using Aadhaar-based applications to simplify the visa…


Thales, Orange, awarded French biometric passport contract

Security technology company Thales, in partnership with IT provider Orange Business Services, will support the biometric data acquisition system for French passports….


Ukraine inches closer to biometric passport production

Production for biometric passports in Ukraine could begin as soon as this year, though some uncertainty around funding persists. Reported…

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