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ID4Africa, supported by Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), announced the launch of a petition to be presented to the…

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UN agencies and civil society groups warn EU against coercive collection of children’s biometrics

A group of UN agencies and civil society organizations have published a joint statement against the use of coercion to…

 

Biometrics Institute working with UNCTED on biometrics and counter-terrorism project

The United Nations Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (UNCTED) and the Biometrics Institute will launch a Compendium of good practices and…

 

UN Security Council Resolution calls for biometrics collection to stop terrorist travel

The UN Security Council recently passed a resolution requiring countries to collect biometric data from suspected terrorists as part of…

 

Biometrics Institute and IOM collaborate to promote responsible use of biometrics

The Biometrics Institute and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that formalized closer collaboration…

 

UN agencies increasingly using biometric registration to target aid in conflict areas

United Nations agencies tracking displaced individuals are increasingly using biometric registration to better target aid, particularly in areas of conflict,…

 

Korea Smart ID to provide fingerprint smart cards for UN

Security solutions provider Korea Smart ID (KSID) has been selected as the exclusive provider of fingerprint smart cards for the UN and…

 

Biometrics in the developing world

With just over 12 years to go to meet UN Sustainable Development goal 16.9 of providing universal legal identity by…

 

UN migration agency introducing regional biometric data exchange solution

International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN’s migration agency, is working on introducing a biometric data exchange solution to help…

 

Accenture, Microsoft demonstrate digital identity prototype at ID2020 Summit

Accenture has partnered with with Microsoft and Avanade to provide blockchain and biometric technologies to support ID2020, a global public-private…

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