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South African biometric grant system suspended to end public sector workers’ strike

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has suspended the use of its biometric system for social benefit payments after…

 

Philippines national ID system to ensure secure delivery of social benefits

The Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) Undersecretary recently said that the government is set to allot a budget of $39.5M…

 

South Africa considering biometrics to fight housing fraud

South Africa’s Human Settlements Minister recently said that her department is considering the use of biometrics technology to prevent people…

 

Delhi fair price stores to be linked to biometrics system by May 2016

Delhi’s fair price shops, which distribute major commodities such as staple food grains, will be linked to India’s national biometric…

 

Trinidad and Tobago launches biometric smartcard system for social benefits

Trinidad and Tobago has launched a fingerprint-based smart ID card system to improve the delivery of social benefits to citizens…

 

IrisGuard iris recognition technology enrolls over 1.6M Syrian refugees

IrisGuard announced that its EyeBank iris recognition technology has successfully enrolled online over 1.6 million Syrian refugees displaced throughout the…

 

World Bank provides $300m in biometric-enabled cash cards to poorest mothers in Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government signed a $300 million financing agreement with the International Development Association (IDC), the World Bank’s concessional arm…

 

Kenya implements biometric registration for all citizens

The Kenyan government has implemented biometric registration for all citizens aged 12 and older, which should help prevent the duplication…

 

India’s IT & communications ministry to take over Aadhaar biometric identification project

India’s ministry of information technology and communications will take over the country’s national citizen identification project, Aadhaar, according to a…

 

Net1 recoups additional implementation costs from SASSA for biometric registrations

Net1 UEPS Technologies has announced that it has received approximately $25.7 million from the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA), in relation…

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