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

Identity fraud reaching 'epidemic' levels in the UK 23 August 2017

The UK saw a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud in the first six months of the year, according to Cifas, with experts saying biometrics are a potential solution.


NEXT Biometrics large fingerprint sensor chosen by First Biometrics for smartcard 23 August 2017

Norway's NEXT Biometrics has won contract to supply large fingerprint sensors to First Biometrics for its development of a smartcard.


Nigerian official complains of biometric duplication costs 23 August 2017

Nigeria's government is losing as much as $2 billion annually due to a duplication of biometric collection by government agencies, an Information technology expert has said.


FIS and Equifax unveil OnlyID 23 August 2017

Financial services tech firm FIS and identity company Equifax have launched a product that aims to tackle financial fraud and identity theft.

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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