There has also been growing momentum for a national digital ID program in Canada. The Canadian Bankers Association recently advocated for the creation of a federated identity system, while the DIACC has published a Pan-Canadian Trust Framework in an effort to establish comprehensive standards for digital IDs within the country.
More than 8.2 million Pakistanis abroad who hold the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) have registered with the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) as new features are rolled out, while pensioners will now have to prove they are still alive every six months with a biometric check at a bank branch.
Once registered, citizens will be assigned a National Identity Number (NIN), and will be able to use their fingerprints to gain access to various government services. The national identity program is also being integrated with private services to encourage large scale adoption. Most notably, people will be able to use their NIN to make payments and complete mobile banking transactions.
The company, which has video KYC, facial matching and liveness check, and Aadhaar-based identity solutions, can help governments extend citizen services electronically and also aid players in the BFSI segment.
The software enables capture biometric fingerprints, facial recognition, and scan documents needed for processing a person’s ID card using cellphones, without having to visit a Nadra office or embassy.
Idemia will provide the technology and support to Indiana State Police and other agencies. The contract includes fingerprint biometric data capturing and the backend system to process the prints and support.