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Malaysia plans release for final report on National ID by June 30

Last summer, Malaysia’s Ministry of Communications and Multimedia announced it was introducing a national biometric digital identification platform (National Digital…

 

Top biometrics and digital ID news stories of 2019: ramping up, investments and arguments

The spectacular growth of biometrics and digital identity drove the publication of more than 2,500 news items on Biometric Update…

 

Argentina selects HID Global to power national digital identity

Argentina has chosen HID Global to digitize the country’s mandatory National Identity Document (DNI), allowing citizens to request appointments, receive…

 

Indian government withdraws Aadhaar social media monitoring tender as brokerages await eKYC clarity

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has withdrawn a tender for monitoring social media chatter about Aadhaar and help…

 

Myanmar to introduce mandatory biometric data collection for massive national database

The Ministry of Transport and Communications in Myanmar has come up with a strategy to create a national database of…

 

Africa digital ID update: biometrics for voter ID in Niger, SIM registration in Liberia and pot farm security in Lesotho

This week sets a good example of the broadening impact of biometrics and digital ID across Africa. Beyond deals for…

 

Costa Rica plans to add facial recognition to national biometric identification system

Three years ago, Costa Rica announced it would issue citizens ePassports by 2020. Now the government has announced another plan…

 

HID Global completes De La Rue’s Citizen Identity Business acquisition

HID Global has finalized the acquisition process of De La Rue, a commercial issuer of banknotes and passports, in a…

 

Comparitech analyzes government use of biometrics, surveillance and data sharing

A recent investigation into surveillance states and data privacy carried out by Comparitech concludes that not even top-ranked European countries…

 

Facial recognition dropped from Estonian national biometric system amid funding crunch

Estonia is planning to drop the facial recognition component of its new national biometric identification system due to budget constraints,…

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