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New data privacy concerns for Namibia’s biometric SIM registration

The head of the Payment Association of Namibia’s e-Money Forum, Paul Rowney, has urged the country’s authorities to put an…

 

Namibia, Zambia partner to share expertise on CRVS, identity management

The southern African nations of Namibia and Zambia have agreed to assist each other in their Civil Registration and Vital…

 

Italy okays digital ID for SIM activation, Namibia and Mauritania race to meet deadlines

The telecommunications regulatory body in Italy (AGCOM) says it is now possible for network providers to activate SIM cards using…

 

Namibian lawmakers examine bill to streamline civil registration, lower age for ID cards

A draft piece of legislation seeking to make changes to Namibia’s civil status registration and identification system is currently in…

 

Namibia no longer requires biometrics as part of SIM card registration

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) mandated registration of SIM cards on January 1st, 2023. They recently removed the…

 

Botswana and Namibia select Veridos technology for cross-border digital ID

German secure ID firm Veridos continues making moves in Africa. On the heels of a recent MOU aimed at simplifying…

 

Namibia’s financial regulator partners with Prembly on digital ID regulatory sandbox

The Namibia Financial Institutions Supervisory Authority (NAMFISA) has signed a partnership agreement with Nigeria-based digital identity and selfie biometrics provider…

 

Use of Ghana Card as travel ID gaining traction, Namibia, Botswana follow suit

More than 1,000 Ghanaians travelled into the country from different destinations around the world using their national biometric ID credential…

 

Amid criticism, Namibian official explains why biometrics is required for SIM registration

Namibia’s biggest telecommunications service provider MTC has faced criticism lately for asking citizens to provide their face and fingerprints biometrics…

 

Regulator accused of inaction as Namibian telco unlawfully collects biometrics

There are concerns in Namibia that the country’s largest mobile communications company, MTC, has been collecting the fingerprint and face…

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