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Biometrics in Africa: digital ID for humanitarian responses in Ethiopia and registration priorities in Nigeria

The use of biometrics by electoral commissions is once again at the fore in digital ID news in Africa. The…

 

Ethiopia to enroll all refugees in new biometric system by end of 2018

Ethiopia is carrying out a large-scale biometric enrollment project for refugees to deliver better protection and assistance to them in…

 

Digital health passes going live in EU and UK; but for what?

The European Union is on track to launch its digital health pass for proof of COVID-19 immunity to operation by…

 

Global biometric data collection and surveillance grow despite lack of regulations

Research firm Comparitech has released the results of its latest study on global biometrics gathering and handling. It ranks 96…

 

Contactless biometrics roll out for advanced payments and secure access, despite masks

The top themes of the week in biometrics news are facial recognition for facility security, identifying people wearing masks, and…

 

Coming wave of open source digital ID projects detailed in ID4Africa webinar

Several open-source approaches to digital public goods that can help countries establish or build on digital ID systems without falling…

 

Biometric voter list in Ghana draws long lines and criticism, ID4Africa webinar series launch a hit

Innovation from and for the continent is one running theme in this week’s African biometrics news round-up, while issues around…

 

Fingerprint safety, advanced biometrics and data protection landscape discussed by ID4Africa panel

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted biometrics-backed identity programs and exacerbated difficulties felt by Africa’s most vulnerable populations, but government identity…

 

ID4Africa launches registration for webinar on ID management and COVID-19

Registration is now open to attend a webinar presented by ID4Africa with some of the leading lights of identity authorities in…

 

UNHCR moving biometrics to contactless iris-only in some countries after successful testing

UNHCR, the UN’s Refugee Agency, has piloted contactless iris biometrics in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Zambia and Malawi, according to a newly-published…

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