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Moscow airport announces 500,000 traveler milestone for biometric passport control

The Sheremetyevo Alexander S. Pushkin Airport (SVO) serving Moscow announced that more than 500,000 travelers have used its novel biometric…

 

Zimbabwe’s leader a controversial proponent of biometric IDs

It likely is not the endorsement that backers of digital national IDs would seek, but the controversial President of Zimbabwe…

 

Ghana switches from dedicated biometric cards for pensioners to Ghana Card, counts savings

The head of the Ghana Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT), the government agency responsible for managing pension matters,…

 

EU postpones ETIAS, traveler biometrics until November 2023

The plan for third country arrivals to apply for a visa waiver and undergo biometric capture to enter (or leave)…

 

First EU travel route with only digital ID pends approval: Finland to Croatia

Passengers could soon be flying from Helsinki’s Vantaa Airport to Croatia using digital ID on their phones, rather than physical…

 

SIA wants better forecasts of ID goods, including biometric passport chips

The Secure Identity Alliance has called for an easing of identity supply chain tensions through more effective forecasting strategies. The…

 

Andorra selects Pangea and partner for biometric passport delivery

Pangea has won the contract for the design and issuance of a new biometric passport for Andorra. The company won…

 

Trust issues could be a problem for US-EU biometric data sharing plan

Ripples continue to spread after news broke that the United States wants to link biometric law enforcement databases across the…

 

NIN numbers, corruption, forex, lack of booklets: Nigeria’s passport woes to be investigated

Nigeria’s House of Representatives is to establishing an ad hoc committee to investigate why there is a shortage of booklets…

 

Australia outsourcing biometrics capture aspect of visa issuance

Australia is looking for private companies to handle the biometrics information collection component of its visa process as the number…

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