social security

 

GSMA recommends careful digital identity use for more effective subsidy programs

Programs where subsidies for utilities or other essentials can be delivered via a direct link to a digital identity or…

 

India’s Supreme Court demands answers on Aadhaar biometrics and canceled rations cards

India’s national biometric identity system Aadhaar has been steadily increasing links with a number of public services across India in…

 

Iran unveils new e-government components as digital ID importance grows

Iran’s Executive Council of Information Technology unveiled the newest platforms in its ongoing e-government initiative, writes CITNA. Among these new…

 

Brazil to trial biometric pension benefits app with 10,000 retired civil servants

Brazil is testing a new facial recognition program on 10,000 retired public servants to streamline periodic verification used to confirm…

 

Aadhaar biometric authentication expands to good governance measures as state plans welfare fraud crackdown

India’s government continues to expand the role of biometric authentication through the Aadhaar system, issuing rules in the lower chamber…

 

Face and iris biometrics considered to replace fingerprints for Aadhaar authentication of government beneficiaries

Fingerprint scans for Aadhaar authentication to access Indian government benefits could soon be replaced by facial recognition and iris biometrics,…

 

Face biometric authentication for social welfare approved by Morocco’s data protection authority

The  CNDP, Morocco’s personal data protection commission, has approved the use of biometric authentication systems, specifically facial recognition technology, by…

 

Digital welfare state

Photo by Paz B. “The lack of jobs is a crime” – March 2020 – Mar del Plata, Argentina This…

 

Voluntary Aadhaar biometrics use expanded to more government services, but advocates worry about exclusion

The use of Aadhaar biometrics is expanding to prevent social welfare fraud, enable innovation and pass on knowledge, and for…

 

Biometrics risks for humanitarian systems considered in Caribou Digital and DAI report

Humanitarian system donors and implementers must be careful with the biometric systems they use to the extent of considering their…

Most Read This Week

Featured Company

Biometrics Research

Biometrics White Papers

Biometrics Events

Explaining Biometrics