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Biometrics Entering Wider Use at Work and at Play

Government and business biometrics deployments to make employee time and attendance tracking more reliable lead a series of items about major market segments among this week’s most-read articles on Biometric Update. South Sudan is getting money to clean up its public payroll, and the UK has issued guidelines and warnings. Progress in large markets on the consumer biometrics side include a prominent place at Visa’s revamped innovation center and a deal with the NFL for Wicket. BrainChip and Nviso’s real-time behavior analysis also drew reader’s interest.

Legislation has been introduced in Illinois to provide a legal basis to issue mobile driver’s licenses, with support from one of the state’s most powerful officials. Police would be able to accept the mDL, but could also demand a physical ID. The bill is now at the committee stage.

The World Bank is backing a biometric public service payroll cleanup in South Sudan with $10 million in funding. Kicking ghost workers off of government ledgers could boost the young country’s weak finances, and officials have called for wide application of the registry, including for the military. The total cost of the project is estimated at $34 million over four years.

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