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Netherlands using face tech with digital ID pilot 20 July 2018

The Dutch government is starting an experiment in Autumn with digital identity cards - in which you can identify yourself with an app on your phone - in Utrecht and Eindhoven. 


Ireland confirms face-matching tech is legal 18 July 2018

Irish officials have said use of facial imaging software by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection to detect potential identity fraud is legal.


Scotland to launch study on police biometrics 13 July 2018

The Scottish Government wants to introduce additional safeguards to ensure the safe and proportionate use of fingerprints, DNA and facial recognition technology.


Somalia mulling biometric ID programme 12 July 2018

Somalian government officials met recently with officials from the World Bank, USAID, and other development partners to discuss the progress of the Somali National Identity Program. 

Interview

Interview: Jumio's Robert Prigge on digital ID and biometrics 08 August 2017

Digital ID innovators Jumio took the unique step last month of adding eyeball-tracking biometrics to its mobile solutions.  Planet Biometrics caught up with the company to explore the integration.


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Features

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.


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.


Feature: Biometrics for high-value services: Opportunities, obstacles and breakthroughs

The switch to biometric authentication, overwhelmingly supported by users who appreciate its speed and ease of use, is a real game-changer that should not be taken lightly.


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