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Orange County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Expands Use of Biometric Authentication With BIO-key's PortalGuardĀ® Identity and Access Management Platform for Secure Election Data Access (Yahoo Finance, Aug 27, 2021)
BIO-key International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKYI), an innovative provider of workforce and customer identity and access management (IAM) solutions featuring Identity-Bound Biometrics (IBB), today announced that Florida's Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office has selected BIO-key's PortalGuard® Identity and Access Management platform to provide secure, multi-factor authentication (MFA) and access to voter data and files in Florida's fifth-largest county. The decision builds on the Office’s earlier deployment of BIO-key’s fingerprint biometric solutions.

Facial Recognition Tech Use Increasing Among Federal Agencies (NextGov, Aug 27, 2021)

Three-quarters of large federal agencies are using at least one facial recognition technology within their departments, with more implementations on deck to deploy through 2023, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. The Congressional watchdog’s survey of the 24 largest federal agencies showed 18 agencies had deployed some kind of facial recognition technology in 2020.


Fingerprints And Seshaasai To Offer Contactless Payment Cards To Indian Consumers (PYMNTS, Aug 27, 2021)
The use of contactless and digital payments is growing in India, making the country a huge opportunity for growth for companies like Fingerprints. In 2020, close to 26 billion real-time payment transactions were carried out in the country — the world’s highest. And with 906 million debit cards and 62 million credit cards in circulation in June 2021, Fingerprints’ prediction that digital payments would account for 71 percent of overall payment volumes by 2025 would likely become a reality.

Afghanistan: The Biometric, Social and Business Data The Taliban Could Use to Target Left-behind Afghans (Yahoo News, Aug 27, 2021)

Concerns are mounting that the Taliban has gained access to vast amounts of personal information through former US military and Afghan government databases that could allow them to target civilians. It would be the first time the group has acquired the personal information of Afghan civilians on such a scale. Afghans are also racing to erase social media profiles, while international organisations scramble to delete any remaining evidence that could reveal information on the locals they have worked with over the past 20 years.

Connect:ID 2021

Conference & Exhibition: October 5 - 6, 2021 (Terrapin, Aug 27, 2021)

Connect:ID is a conference and exhibition bringing together the brightest minds in the identity sector to promote innovation, new thinking, and more effective identity solutions. Key areas of focus include secure physical credentials, digital identity, and advanced authentication technologies, such as biometrics.


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