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Norway to spend $86m on new ID cards 23 May 2018

Norway is expected to spend some 700 million kroner ($86 million) on new national ID cards.


Philippines opposition takes aim at ID plans 23 May 2018

Lawmakers from the Phillippines' House of Representatives on Wednesday slammed the approval of the measure establishing an identification system that provides official national ID for all Filipinos.


Veridos making progress in Bangladesh ePassport contract: Report 21 May 2018

Germany-based Veridos is set to get the job of introducing ePassports in Bangladesh for the first time, according to local media.


Nigeria creates biometrics system for farmers 18 May 2018

The Nigerian government has introduced the use of biometric registration to monitor the movement of people, goods and livestock into the country.

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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