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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,…

 

Brazil plans massive centralized biometric database of all citizens to improve agency data sharing

The government of Brazil intends to collect a broad range of biographic and biometric information, including fingerprint, iris, face, voice,…

 

Digitization, decentralization and regulation top this week’s biometrics and digital ID news

The most read stories this week on Biometric Update have a French theme, as a digital ID system using facial…

 

Digital ID in Africa this week: biometric ID progress in Liberia, Idemia deal in Guinea

This has been West Africa’s week in digital ID news. Liberia may be adding a few more people to its…

 

Mühlbauer helps Uganda reach 30M biometric registrations, details Mozambique and Fiji projects

Secure document company Mühlbauer has revealed details of three of its national identification system projects, saying it has extended biometric…

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