France moves health insurance card onto smartphones

Citizens in France will soon be able to store more of their everyday identity documents on their smartphone to simply verification and access key healthcare services. A digital version of France's health insurance cards will be available to download on any Apple or...

World Economic Forum publishes key insights for transforming DPGs into DPIs

India, Singapore and Norway are some of the countries leading the way in the development of digital public infrastructure as a means of enabling secure and seamless experiences for their citizens. The AADHAAR card program introduced by the Indian Government has...

New York Police forced to disclose ‘racial bias’ in biometric surveillance activities

A U.S. judge has ordered The New York Police Department to release paperwork proving officers used facial recognition technology to surveil and prejudice crowds during the Black Lives Matter protests. The 'Black Lives Matter' movement was sparked following the unjust...

Land Transportation Office chief blasts biometrics contractor Dermalog

The Chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) in the Philippines, Teofilo Guadiz, has strongly criticised its contractor Dermalog for supplying an inadequate IT system, while holding up Stradcom Corporation which held the tender from 1998 to 2016. The project...

UK introduces face biometric smartwatches to monitor foreign offenders

Migrants with a criminal record in the UK will soon be subject to constant monitoring using biometric smartwatches to keep tabs on their movements up to 5 times per day. Face biometric watches will be introduced as part of tougher measures to tackle illegal...

iProov secures contract to be part of One Login for Government program

iProov has won a two-year contract valued at £11.6 million to supply its verification software for the government’s One Login for Government program. Other contracts were signed with a facial authentication solution provider and liveness detection startup. Back in...
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Knopka implements Smart Engines’ technology

Accounting outsourcing service Knopka has implemented Smart Engines technology for Russian passport recognition into its HR system. The service users now have access to the capabilities of the Smart ID Engine software product, which provides fast and secure entry of...

EU: ETIAS system pushed back to November 2023

The EU's European Travel Information and Authorisation System which was due to be introduced in May 2013 for non-EU visitors will now be delayed by an extra six months. Once launched, non-European visitors with visa-waiver status between the ages of 18-70 will be...

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