Nov. 15, 2023, 8 p.m. | Chris Burt

Biometric Update

New Zealand’s government has selected Daon to provide face biometrics checks for identity verification to access financial support through the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).

The Identity Check is provided by the Department of Internal Affairs, and compares selfie biometrics to a reference image used for the applicant’s driver’s license or passport.

Daon handles the data, so MSD does not collect people’s photos or biometrics, and the agency says the checks meet its Security, Privacy, Human Rights and Ethics Framework …

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