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Yoti Fellowship Examines National ID Program in South Africa

Yoti Fellowship Examines National ID Program in South Africa

Tshepo Magoma has shared some of the details about a research project that will seek to come up with policy recommendations for international lawmakers who are considering national ID programs. Magoma is one of three Digital Identity Fellows being funded through Yoti’s Fellowship Programme, which was launched earlier this year in an effort to develop…

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

Airport Biometrics Lead This Week’s Top Stories

At the end of each week, FindBiometrics has been rounding up the site’s most popular posts, and reviewing them for anyone who might have missed the big news. The collection this week spans across a range of topics, from corporate restructuring to national ID to FinTech; but if there’s any trend to be found in…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

With September coming to a close, it’s time to take a look back at some of FindBiometrics’ featured coverage of Government Biometrics Month. The government sector is one of the most important components of the broader biometrics industry – indeed, it’s a driving force – so it’s always well worth taking a look at some…

India’s New Seafarer IDs Feature Embedded Face Biometrics

India is equipping its sailors with a Biometric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID) with facial biometrics embedded in the card’s chip. Shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya handed out five cards during a press conference announcing the new IDs, and the country itself plans to hand out 15,000 more on an annual basis. At the moment, there are…

Facebook Asks Indian Supreme Court to Decide on Aadhaar Privacy Issue

Facebook Asks Indian Supreme Court to Decide on Aadhaar Privacy Issue

“This is largely in relation to the WhatsApp messaging app owned by Facebook, through which information deemed to be a public threat can be promulgated.” Facebook wants India’s Supreme Court to decide whether it can be compelled to share users’ Aadhaar information with law enforcement authorities. The company is facing similar lawsuits in four different…

Aadhaar Payment System Clears 200 Million Financial Transactions

Aadhaar Payment System Clears 200 Million Financial Transactions

The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) is celebrating a major Aadhaar milestone after revealing that the Aadhaar-enabled Payment System (AePS) has now been used for more than 200 million transactions. The AePS crossed the 200 million threshold sometime in the past month, with more than 66 million Indian citizens using the service in July…

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

New Aadhaar Legislation Aimed at Protecting Private Sector Use in Wake of Supreme Court Ruling

“By protecting the use of Aadhaar authentication on a voluntary basis, the central government is seeking to ensure that Aadhaar can still be used for private sector services.” India’s Parliament has passed legislation allowing citizens to voluntarily use Aadhaar as identification when opening new banking or mobile accounts. The bill, called “The Aadhaar and Other…

Yoti Moves Forward with Digital Identity Fellowship Programme

Yoti Moves Forward with Digital Identity Fellowship Programme

Back in April, Yoti launched a Fellowship Programme to help people in the developing world to share their own perspectives on digital identity. The company made an open call for project submissions, vowing to fund three of them to the tune of £30,000. Just over two months later, the applications window is closed and Yoti…

ID4Africa: Tech5 Founder Rahul Parthe on Biometrics, Inclusion and National ID [Audio]

ID4Africa: Tech5 Founder Rahul Parthe on Biometrics, Inclusion and National ID [Audio]

FindBiometrics is in Johannesburg, reporting live from ID4Africa 2019, where the biometrics industry is convening to help realize the future of next-generation identity technology in Africa. All week we will be bringing you live audio interviews recorded on the exhibition floor with biometrics industry experts helping transform identity services across the continent. ID4Africa is above…

HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

HID Global Brings Identity Solutions to ID4Africa

” HID Global will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of identity solutions, which can help raise inclusion for the 500 million people currently without any form of official identification in sub-Saharan Africa.” HID Global is heading to ID4Africa in its effort to reduce the high number of undocumented individuals on the continent. The goal is…

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

Aadhaar Architect Touts System at Davos

“The comments come after an extensive string of controversies concerning the Aadhaar program.” One of the architects of Aadhaar was putting his strongest spin on the biometric national ID program at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani, insisted that Aadhaar…

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

Indian Gov’t Seeks to Get Aadhaar Back on Track with Legislation Amendments

“Even if government authorities can’t make Aadhaar authentication mandatory, they can still accept it from citizens who prefer to use it.” Just a few months after a Supreme Court ruling laid out restrictions to how India’s national biometric ID program can be used, the national government has amended legislation governing the Aadhaar program to make…

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

Government Biometrics Month: The Roundup

The government biometrics sector never stops growing, and accordingly this has been a very eventful Government Biometrics Month at FindBiometrics. We’ve spent the last four weeks traversing this hugely diverse market area, delivering breaking news, live interviews, and deep analysis. And we capped it all off by attending a major industry event and organizing the…

UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

UIDAI Announces Facial Recognition Requirement for SIM Issuance

“Effective September 15th, telecoms will need to ensure that at least 10 percent of their authentication transactions through Aadhaar are performed using facial recognition, with shortfalls subject to fines.” The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) is preparing to take at least a small step toward the integration of authentication based on facial recognition into…

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

Apple Patent Describes Biometrically Secured Mobile Passports

A new Apple patent suggests the company is considering the idea of letting users put their passports into their virtual Apple wallets. As AppleInsider reports, the patent was filed on March 30th, and describes a system in which an electronic device could import credential data from an official piece of ID such as a passport…

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…

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

INTERVIEW: Ritu Favre, CEO, NEXT Biometrics

FindBiometrics President Peter O’Neill recently had the opportunity to speak with Ritu Favre, CEO of NEXT Biometrics. The conversation starts with a review of her first year as the company’s leader and her major accomplishments in the role. The conversation moves on to the major security benefits of NEXT’s large area sensors and the demanding…

Aadhaar Info Cannot Be Shared With Police: UIDAI

Aadhaar Info Cannot Be Shared With Police: UIDAI

The Unique Identification Authority of India has clarified that it cannot share data from the country’s biometric national ID program after the head of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) said such information could be used in criminal investigations. Speaking at the 19th All India Conference of Directors of Finger Prints Bureau, the NCRB chief had…

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