UK firm to power face verification in Singapore’s digital identity system

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Singapore has inked a deal with British vendor iProov to provide face verification technology used in the Asian country’s national digital identity system. Already launched as a pilot earlier this year, the feature allows SingPass users to access e-government services via a biometric, bypassing the need for passwords. 

The agreement also sees Singapore-based digital government services specialist, Toppan, involved in the deployment of the facial verification technology. Both vendors were selected following an open tender issued by Government Technology Agency (GovTech) and months of user tests, the companies said in a joint statement Tuesday.

iProov’s Genuine Presence Assurance technology is touted to have the ability to determine if an individual’s face is an actual person, and not a photograph, mask or digital spoof, and authenticate that it is not a deepfake or injected video. Its agreement with the Singapore

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