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Philippines selects Gemalto biometric technology to verify voters in upcoming elections

The Philippines Commission on Elections (COMELEC) has selected Gemalto to provide a fingerprint biometric voter verification system for the 2019…

 

Most Filipinos trust physical biometrics for mobile or ATM financial transactions

Filipinos have relatively high comfort levels with biometric identity verification for financial transactions, with 85 percent saying they are comfortable…

 

Efforts to ensure ethical use of biometric surveillance technology face scrutiny

IBM’s role in surveillance systems allegedly used to carry out extra-judicial killings directed by Rodrigo Duterte prior to becoming president…

 

Finda to provide facial biometric authentication for cross-border services in Philippines

Hong Kong-based fintech company Finda International Consultancy and Management has been chosen by MyEG Philippines to provide its facial biometric…

 

Philippines plans initial enrollments after $563 million national biometric ID scheme signed into law

The Philippines plans to register the biometrics of one million beneficiaries of state aid programs in the fourth quarter of…

 

Philippine Identification System Act has been signed into law

The Philippine Identification System Act has been signed into law by President Rodrigo Duterte, enshrining the new biometric “Phil-ID” as…

 

Philippines immigration to procure larger eGates to accommodate persons with disabilities

A Philippines Bureau of Immigration (BI) official said the department plans to procure larger eGates to accommodate passengers on wheelchairs,…

 

Philippines’ military to acquire facial recognition software for terror intelligence

Philippines Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said during a television interview this week that the country’s military will acquire facial recognition…

 

Philippines legislature approves new biometric national ID

A law setting up a new biometric national ID system has been approved in both chambers of the Philippines’ legislature,…

 

National ID system will bring Philippines significant savings

According to the Philippine National Statistician and Civil Registrar General, Lisa Bersales, the soon-to-be executed national identification system will result…

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