Tag Archives: Biometric ID Cards

Kyrgyzstan: Biometric IDs Fuel Debate About Ethnicity

By | August 22, 2017

Kyrgyzstan’s government is distributing biometric ID cards with embedded microchips to its population, amid a rowdy polemic about whether the document should include information about the holder’s ethnicity. The issue is particularly sensitive, given the country’s Soviet legacy and its more recent history of inter-ethnic conflict. The government began handing out the new-look IDs in December. Proponents of… Read More »

Biometrics 101: A Brief History of Biometric National ID Cards in Liberia

By | June 6, 2017

n 2011, the Government of Liberia created the National Identification Registry, an autonomous agency that would be responsible for developing and administering a National Biometric Identification System for all citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia. This is no small undertaking, but six years later, NBIS is almost a reality. About this time last year, the executive… Read More »

Liberian Government Launches Issuance of Biometric ID Card

By | May 18, 2017

Monrovia – Liberia has finally launched the issuance of biometric identification card for its citizens and foreign residents. More than 4.5 million Liberians are expected to register and obtained ID Cards of citizenship or residence individuals in Liberia. The ID Cards will be used as national Identity and individuals bearing the cards can used the cards to open… Read More »

Israel – Knesset committee extends biometric ID trial

By | December 27, 2016

A Knesset committee on Tuesday extended a controversial pilot project that offers Israeli citizens a biometric identity card, with personal details stored on a digital database. A joint meeting of the Knesset Constitution Law and Justice Committee and the Internal Affairs and Environment Committee extended the program for two months by a vote of eight to seven. The… Read More »