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US senators want FTC probe into ID.me

A group of Democratic senators led by Senator Ron Wyden have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate ID.me for allegedly…

 

Chastened IRS plays down biometrics for taxpayers, starts service for tax preparers

If anyone thought the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s biometrics headache would abate after it backtracked on a remote authentication function,…

 

US oversight committee wants answers on ID.me biometric accuracy, contracts and more

The leaders of the U.S. House Oversight Committee have penned a lengthy letter to ID.me, The Washington Post reports, to inquire…

 

Downwind of IRS decision to back off biometric authentication: More change

An event as significant as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service distancing itself from biometric identifier vendor ID.me was bound to…

 

IRS drops biometric authentication requirement, prepares for Login.Gov after filing date

A new non-biometric authentication option for taxpayers signing up for IRS online accounts is now operational, announces the agency, following…

 

ITIF, former DHS exec push back on criticisms of facial recognition use by US agency

The Internal Revenue Agency (IRS) should have taken a more measured response to the controversy around its use of identity…

 

US House asks what happens to face biometrics of 7M already registered with ID.me

The Chairwoman of the influential House Committee on Oversight and Reform has written a letter to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)…

 

ID.me offers selfie deletion following biometric backlash

Identity verification firm ID.me is to offer U.S. government agencies more staffed verification services – in-person or online – as…

 

IRS debuts face biometrics and suddenly everyone is a privacy regulator

It is unclear if the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s 7 February reversal on the use of face biometrics was caused…

 

Controversy continues for ID.me with ‘inferred citizenship’ confusion

Biometric identity authentication firm ID.me is back in the headlines over its agreement with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to be…

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