State/Local Government

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Smartphone voting using biometrics and blockchain comes to W. Virginia 17 August 2018

Mobile voting secured by biometrics and the blockchain will have a live run in West Virginia's November federal election.


Australian Government plays down mass biometric surveillance concerns 17 August 2018

Australian Home Affairs seek to ease concerns about the proposed intorduction of biometric and facial recognition technologies.


Daon chosen for NZ govt’s RealMe Now App 17 August 2018

Daon's IdentityX Platform will now feature in the NZ Government's RealMe Now app


Inquiries Screening and SureID announce partnership 13 August 2018

Inquiries Screening, a provider of Biometric Identity Management and Background Screening Solutions, and SureID, a provider of fingerprinting services, have partnered.


Virginia to expand DNA, fingerprint databases 25 June 2018

A bill signed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam last week requires law enforcement agencies to include a photograph and fingerprints in reports to the state for anyone convicted of trespassing or disorderly conduct.

Features

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, 
 


Holding ghosts accountable: Biometrics bring greater transparency to African public sector

The insidious nature of corruption presents a formidable obstacle for the improvement of any society. One of the more nuanced forms of corruption occurs through the employment of “ghost workers. But biometrics is being successfuly used to help eliminate the problem.


EAB Contribution to Horizon 2020 consultations

An outline of some key research priorities and objectives are presented as input to the preliminary consultations surrounding the theme of Trustworthy ICT within the Horizon 2020 programme.


India boldly takes biometrics where no country has gone before

Here is an in-depth overview of how well biometric technology is performing in India's UID project. And, more crucially, it explains why performance is so good.

 


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