Nov. 20, 2023, 2:59 p.m. | Masha Borak

Biometric Update

Hungary has taken a step towards a face biometrics-based national digital identity.

The government closed public comments last week on the country’s Digital Citizenship Law, a foundation for its Digital Citizenship Program (Digitális állampolgárság program, or DÁP). The final draft of the law is expected to be submitted to the parliament and enter into force on January 1, 2024.

According to the plan, digital IDs should be issued starting in September of that same year.

Hungary’s digital ID will allow …

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