biometric citizen ID

Safe India Expo a Logical Stop in ZKTeco Roadshow

Safe India Expo a Logical Stop in ZKTeco Roadshow

ZKTeco was back on the road recently, showcasing its biometric technologies and other solutions at the Safe India Expo in Hyderabad. As with some of the company’s recent seminar events, ZKTeco took the opportunity of Safe India Expo to highlight its Visible Light facial recognition technology. It also placed a strong emphasis on Computer Vision…

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Sustainable Agriculture Project in India

NEXT Supplies Fingerprint Readers for Sustainable Agriculture Project in India

NEXT Biometrics will be providing fingerprint readers for the World Bank’s Project on Climate Resilient Agriculture (POCRA) in India. The project is being rolled out in conjunction with the Agricultural Department of the Indian state of Maharashtra, and will involve smallholder farmers spread across 5,000 villages in the area.   NEXT’s fingerprint readers will be…

Code Hack Allows for Creation of Fraudulent Aadhaar Identities, Report Alleges

Code Hack Allows for Creation of Fraudulent Aadhaar Identities, Report Alleges

“Responding to the report today, the UIDAI issued a statement in which it reaffirmed that each Aadhaar identity is linked to 10 unique fingerprints and a pair of irises, and that these biometrics are checked against the entire Aadhaar database for duplicate entries, so it is therefore ‘not possible’ to create fraudulent entries in the…

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Philippine Authorities to Pilot Biometric ID by Year’s End

Government authorities in the Philippines are proceeding in their effort to establish a national biometric ID program, with plans to begin issuance in Metro Manila and the Calabarzon region by the year’s end. Announcing the developments in a CNN Philippines interview, Davao City Representative Karlo Nograles referred to these municipal zones as “pilot areas” for…

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos to Provide ePassports, Border eGates to Bangladesh in €340M Contract

Veridos has won a 12-year, €340 million contract to provide the Bangladeshi government with next-generation passport and border control solutions, the company has announced. The contract was awarded to the company by the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs. The project will revolve around the development and issuance of ePassports, with the enrollment and data management processes…

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

Somali Gov’t Seeks Support for Biometric ID Program

The Somali government is aiming to build a biometric national ID program, and is looking to Pakistan and the World Bank for help. Dubbed the Somali National Identity Program, it’s actually envisioned as a program similar to Aadhaar, the biometric national ID program used by Pakistan’s arch-rival India. The program would enable citizens to access…

HID Global Helps Secure Argentinians’ Biometric Passport Data

HID Global Helps Secure Argentinians’ Biometric Passport Data

HID Global has won a contract to provide the Argentine government with an upgraded ePassport that will both reduce costs and improve security, the company says. One of the new passport’s security features, radio-frequency shield built into the ePassport’s cover will help to protect the biometric and biographic citizen data stored in the card’s embedded…