iCivil promises much needed birth registration in Africa

Despite continued efforts by governments and international organizations, approximately 230 million children under five have not had their births registered throughout the world, and more than 100 developing countries do not have well-functioning systems in place to register key life events, such as births and deaths. In light of this, an African company has developed an integrated mobile technology solution designed to facilitate universal birth registration in developing countries. The firm, entitled ‘iCivil’, aims to address the problem of birth

Terrorism and immigration concerns driving biometric border security efforts: Report

Acuity Market Intelligence has released new research that finds that recent terrorism and violence across Europe, the United States, and the Middle East, as well as concerns about global migration and immigration, are driving efforts to improve and expand biometric border security. Acuity reports that biometric credentials and the collection and screening of biometrics for visas and at ports of entry have emerged as the national security standard across the globe. According to the research, there are currently more than

Integrated Biometrics says ID4Africa “exceeded our expectations”

Integrated Biometrics reports a highly successful engagement at the 2016 ID4Africa international forum in Kigali, Rwanda. The three-day event, held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, was the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement and organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization’s aim is to share experiences and establish real world best practices that set the correct expectations

Municipalities set up Aadhaar enrollment camps for children under six

Aadhaar enrollment camps for children under six years old were held in various municipalities in India this past weekend. According to a report in The Hindu, the two day camps were set up at various schools, community centers and government buildings, and parents who hadn’t enrolled their children were encouraged to attend. Parents were also told to produce their own Aadhaar cards and the birth certificates of their children at the camp. Just last month it was revealed that more

Rwandan ID agency sites visits on third day of ID4Africa

The third day of the ID4Africa Forum was devoted to site tours by foreign government officials of Rwanda’s national identity authority. The three-day event, held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, was the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement and organization that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. The organization’s aim is to share experiences and establish real world best practices

Nigeria and South Africa confront ID management complexity at ID4Africa

Nigeria and South Africa provided useful insights into how they manage their respective identity programs at the ID4Africa Forum and exposition held last week in Kigali, Rwanda. The three-day event was the second annual government meeting of the ID4Africa Movement. ID4Africa bills itself as a multi-stakeholder movement that promotes the transparent and responsible adoption of digital ID management in the service of development in Africa. This year’s event was dedicated to examining the practical requirements necessary to plan and launch

Second day of ID4Africa event focused on practical solutions

The ID4Africa Forum held in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, continued to examine electronic identity in Africa on its second and final day of session programming. The main theme for the event revolved around practical methods for developing successful eID schemes. Through a series of workshops on Wednesday, the event allowed government officials from 36 African countries to explore a wide range of issues, including the establishment of foundational identity programs such as national ID and civil registration to functional applications,

Neurotechnology releases automated biometric ID system

Neurotechnology has released the MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS), a comprehensive system designed for deploying large-scale multi-biometric projects. MegaMatcher ABIS can rapidly and accurately process multiple complex biometric transactions using any combination of fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. The system uses the core technology of MegaMatcher SDK and MegaMatcher Accelerator, which have been used in a broad range of national-scale biometric identification projects, including national voter registration, biometric passport and ID, border control and criminal records systems. The quality

Moldova deploys biometric enrollment solution by Vision-Box

The Government of the Republic of Moldova is modernizing the issuance of citizen identity documents with an integrated biometric enrollment solution by Vision-Box. The Centre for State Information Resources “Registru” (CSIR) is a state-owned enterprise that holds the exclusive rights to produce and issue identity documents to the citizens of the Republic of Moldova. In 2015, CSIR announced an open tender towards updating and modernizing the identity documents issuance process across its countrywide offices for population documentation and records by

Iris ID helps India’s national identity program register one billion citizens

India’s Unique Identification Authority (UIDAI) has registered in excess of one billion citizens in the Aadhaar national identity program using Iris ID’s iris recognition biometric technology. Iris ID has been involved in the largest online digital identity platform in the world since its inception in 2010 and has provided technology advice to the UIDAI technical committee on the benefits and usability of iris technology. Iris ID participated in the initial pilot project and helped the UIDAI organization to set iris