Civil ID

Civil ID is generally thought of as the use of biometrics to identify or verify the identity of individuals when interacting with governments. Examples of this could be for the purposes of document issuance, border management, voter registration or employment background checks. This page brings you all the latest news, press releases and information on this sector.

Latest Headlines

Researchers turn sonar on voice spoofers 24 November 2017

A team of researchers at the State University of Florida in Tallahassee say sonar is the way to beat spoofing attacks on voice biometrics.


IDEX and IDEMIA working on biometric contactless card solutions 24 November 2017

Norwegian biometrics firm IDEX has announced continued development of innovative end-to-end biometric system solutions for payment cards with identity tech firm IDEMIA.


China plans unmanned police stations with face recognition 24 November 2017

China is planning police stations that are completely unmanned, using face recognition to identify visiting citizens.


Fingerprints approached about takeover bid by Chinese firm 24 November 2017

Sweden's Fingerprints has revealed that it has been approached about a takeover bid by Chinese firm, but doubts it will go ahead.

Features

Guest blog: Physical attributes versus behavioural patterns – The privacy debate

There are several factors companies must consider before relying on physical biometric technology to authenticate users in an online environment


Iris solution helps refugees glimpse a brighter future

In Jordan, a biometrics-backed project launched by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees lead a normal life.  


World Bank, Accenture outline universal ID vision for developing nations

ID solutions firm Accenture and the World Bank have published a study into how universal ID and biometrics can foster financial inclusion and improve vital services in developing countries.


Feature: Mobile identity and unlocking the DNA of trust

For financial service providers this  presents significant opportunities to better engage with customers in a much more personalised way, 
 


Can biometrics help with Europe’s migrant problem?

The European Union’s plans to use biometrics to identify a flood of migrants arriving in the continent are raising questions over how much “proportionate coercion” will be deemed acceptable in gathering fingerprint data.


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