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Private sector involvement in ID verification: successes, failures and inaction

Public private partnerships can play an important role in deploying elements of digital identity, if not the entire scheme. Bringing…


US might have to settle for compromised ID cards

In a development that surprised few paying attention to the U.S. plan to get more-secure IDs in the hands of…


Inching closer to the day when a face is all that is needed at world airports

Biometric verification has taken another small step forward in the United States, with the addition of optional cruise-ship debarkation checks…


Unflattering spotlight grows brighter on Chinese biometric surveillance firms

The pressure campaign to get Chinese facial recognition firm Tiandy Technologies on a sanctions or export control list has not…


US wants to ID travelers in a moving group in 3 seconds with biometrics

In a development that will hearten some, but give the most privacy-minded travelers a second thought about travel-related surveillance, the…


Intellicheck ID document authentication gets 6-month trial to curb under-age drinking

A city in the U.S. state of South Carolina has signed on to a six-month test of ID document authentication…


Effectiveness of privacy proposals in India, Australia and the US depend on details

Observers of privacy legislation expected or planned next year around the globe are not finding a lot to be hopeful…


Advocacy groups urge US Congress to pass Improving Digital Identity Act

The Better Identity Coalition has joined with the Identity Theft Resource Center and eight other organizations to call on U.S….


ID.me’s travails are a problem for the biometrics industry

ID.me’s repeated self-congratulations about the intercepting billions in attempted fraud against U.S. state and federal governments do not appear to…


US renews warning about Chinese biometric technology for a world audience

In December 2020, the U.S. Homeland Security Department warned that buying biometric systems from China is “a grave threat.” Almost…

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